‘Tis the season to be extra cautious as we hit the last few months of the year, also known here in the Philippines as -Ber months. As the weather gets a little colder than usual, it also means the onset of several diseases such as flu. While the single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, there are also extra precautions you and your family can do to avoid catching the flu. Gulay ng Bayan have gathered a few extra tips to keep you and your family away from Ber Month Blues.
1. Avoid close contact.
Keep your distance from people sick with flu. When you’re the one who’s sick, avoid close contact from others, and if possible, refrain from going outdoors and stay home instead to protect other people from getting sick too.
2. Observe respiratory etiquette.
Respiratory etiquette is simple and must be observed at all times, especially when you’re sick. Whenever you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with either a tissue or your elbow. Used tissues must be thrown right away. Practice proper hand washing, and if soap and water is not available, use alcohol or hand sanitizer. If you have kids, it’s best to help them establish this habit to prevent the spread of flu.
3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Did you know that people touch their faces about 23 times per hour? Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated. So when you touch your face with dirty, unwashed hands, you might infect yourself with those germs.
4. Stock up and eat nutritious foods.
Boosting your family’s immune system is one of the most effective ways to avoid catching the flu. Enough sleep, being physically active, and drinking of plenty of fluids plays is not just enough to boost one’s immune system. The food we intake plays an integral role as well. Stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables, avoid junk foods, and cook healthy meals for your family.
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