Tips on How to Avoid a Cold or the Flu

A cold generally affects
the body from the neck up; you may have a sore throat, runny nose, clogged
sinuses and a cough.

While the flu usually affects the whole body, making you feel miserable all
over. You could have a fever, dry cough and body aches. A cold is more of a
nuisance, while the flu can be more serious, especially to the very young
or old, or those with compromised immune systems.

Colds and the flu are caused by viruses, antibiotics DO NOT work against

Most people get sick by touching contaminated surfaces and then touching their
face, so the number one way to avoid the cold or flu is to WASH YOUR HANDS.
  • Every time you shake someone’s hand, wash yours. Avoid touching your face (your
    eyes and nose are the most common place for germs to enter).

  • Get a flu shot.

  • Stay six feet away from anyone with a cold.

  • Stay hydrated.

  • Eat foods loaded with antioxidants.

  • Get plenty of sleep.


Have a healthy flu and cold season!


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