It is almost October! That means cool air, warm colors, pumpkin spice, everything wonderfully fall, and the flu. Just like most illnesses, preventing the flu is much easier than treating it.
What can you do?
-Get your flu vaccine, and get it early. It takes 14 days after administration of the vaccine to build up immunity.
-Stay rested, hydrated, and well-nourished.
-Wash your hands frequently, and do not touch your face.
-Stay away from sick people.
Fever, headache, aching, chills, nausea, vomiting, cough, and diarrhea are all symptoms of the flu. If you notice these, see a healthcare provider as soon as you can. Antiviral medication can decrease the length and severity of the flu if it is given early enough. If you are prescribed these medications, make sure to follow the instructions that given to you by your provider.
Finally, if you have the flu, do not come to work. Stay at home and recover quickly!
Influenza (Flu). (2016). Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/flu/.