Stay Healthy This winter: Tips for Avoiding the Cold and Flu.

People are exposed to cold and flu germs every single day, here are a few suggestions that can help you avoid getting sick this holiday season.

Get a flu shot. It’s the No. 1 thing you can do to obviate the flu.

Couplets Good Hands– A lot! No matter what line of work you’re in, if you come in contact with people who are contagious, you have to wash your hands over and over, as annoying as that can be, you will thank yourself later. To completely get rid of viruses from your skin, you need to scrub hard for 20 seconds or more.

Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer. If you cannot get to soap & water, sanitizer can kill cold and flu germs.

Avoid getting close to people who are sick. Not shaking hands is a great way to avoid this.

Maintain a healthy lifestyle-Get adequate rest, which many American’s do not get. Get good nutrition daily, don’t smoke, and keep your allergies controlled, because if they’re out of control, then your upper respiratory system is already inflamed, which sets it up to more easily acquire a virus. Basically be kind to yourself and your body will thank you.
We hope you never need us, but if you do we are open 24/7 and can see any minor or major emergency. Have a wonderful holiday season.

Bellaire ER Staff