I’ve been really lucky so far this winter.
I have stayed healthy. I have not had any colds or the flu as of yet.
As we head in to the peak of flu season, there is a chance that you may come into contact with or take care of someone with the flu.
5 Ways To Avoid Catching the #Flu
1. Hand washing should not be underestimated.
Wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub frequently. The CDC recommends hand washing after every contact with the sick person, the sick person’s room or bathroom, or items used or touched by the sick person.
2.Avoid catching the flu by avoiding face to face contact with someone who is ill.
The CDC recommends avoiding face-to-face contact with the sick person. If possible, have only one adult in the home take care of the sick person.
3.Let the air circulate.
It is a good idea to maintain good ventilation especially in shared household areas.
4. Keep your house clean.
Keep surfaces clean (especially bedside tables, surfaces in the bathroom, doorknobs, phones, and children’s toys) by wiping them down with an approved household disinfectant.
5. Properly clean when the flu has passed.
Properly clean linens, eating utensils, and dishes used by the sick person thoroughly before reusing. Wash linens (such as bed sheets and towels) with laundry soap and tumble dry on a hot setting. Avoid “hugging” laundry to your body before washing it to prevent contaminating yourself.