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How Can I Prevent Getting The Flu If Someone Else In My Home Might Have It
Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and headache. While most healthy people suffer few complications from the flu, it can be deadly for pregnant women, babies and children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems. That's why it's so important to get the flu shot to protect yourself ...Read more
No: This hass never been shown to be of benefit in preventing any infections. ...Read more
Avoidance: To avoid getting an upper respiratory infection practice excellent hand washing. Wash hands frequently & thoroughly with warm water and soap. Do not touch mouth, eyes or hands unless hands are clean. Avoid contact with people who have upper respiratory infections. Cover coughs. ...Read more
Keep hands away from: Most infectious disease gets into body through mouth, nose, or eyes. Don't touch your face with your hands unless they are clean. Don't use antiseptic cleansers...They take protective oils and bacteria off your skin and leave you more vulnerable...Use water to wash and then hand lotion. On the other side, boost your immune system with herbal medicines, vitamin c. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Flu: Annual flu shots lessen the burden but wont prevent actually getting the flu. Further, once you've had to flu strain in season, not likely to get same infection again. Rarely you can be infected with 2 different strains in one season, but less likely. Would suspect routine upper respiratory infection over recurrent flu. Allergen also can mimic recurrent infection outside of flu season in the north. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Note also that "flu vaccine" specifically covers influenza virus (and only targeted strains at that), where as people often refer to the "flu" during "flu season" as any viral illness (there are lots of other viruses which can cause fever and other symptoms besides influenza!). This is a large contributor to the misconception that someone's annual flu vaccine "didn't work". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more
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