Tips for Avoiding the Flu

Written by rebeccah

Winter is here ❄️ and with winter, comes the cold and flu season 🤧

Keep yourself and your family safe by following these tips. 

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How can we protect ourselves from getting sick?

  • Wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based sanitiser regularly, especially after touching surfaces in public such as doors or handles on a bus or train.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth as you may be bringing germs into your body.
  • Regularly clean frequently touched surfaces such as your phone, computer keyboard, door handles and counter tops.
  • Avoid crowded areas or wear a mask in big crowds.
  • Stay up to date with your flu vaccination.
  • Visit a naturopath for ways to boost your immunity.

What do I do if I catch a cold?

  • Practice proper cough and sneezing etiquette: cover your mouth and nose whenever you cough and sneeze, and wash your hands afterwards.
  • Stay at home as much as possible to prevent spreading your cold to others and so you can rest as much as possible to increase recovery.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
  • Eat healthy with lots of fruits and vegetables.
  • Try a warm salt gargle if you have a sore throat.
  • Try inhaling steam from a warm shower if you have a blocked nose.

Book an appointment with our Naturopath here or call us on 9651 5559. 

Find more of our health tips here

Sources:

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. 2021. Healthy habits to help prevent the flu. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/actions-prevent-flu.htm

Health Direct. 2022. Flu (influenza). https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/flu

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