Flu season is here, and it’s only going to get worse until things warm back up. Patients who did not get their flu shots early are now at a greater risk of developing the flu. While CareXpress Urgent Care is always on hand to help treat the flu, here are some ways to protect yourself during the holidays.
Dress warmly: It’s simple, but it works so well! Layer up to avoid the cold’s icy sting and keep yourself from becoming more susceptible to the flu and other winter viruses.
Keep your hands clean: Sneezing, coughing, and running noses are all around you. All these activities spread germs! If you use the same hand-drying towel, consider washing it often to keep it from spreading germs.
Eat the right foods: Foods high in zinc and vitamin C will help keep your immune system in good working order. Vitamin C can be found in many fruits and vegetables. Meat, oysters, eggs, seafood, black-eyed peas, and wheat germ are all excellent sources of zinc.
Drink plenty of water: Water is key to staying healthy and keeping germs out of your body. Water flushes your kidneys and washes any toxins and viruses out of your body before they can do damage.
Get plenty of rest: Getting the right amount of rest will help keep you happy and relaxed, reducing the amount of stress on your body. Less stress equals more capability to fight infections!
You can do everything on this list and still catch the flu; it’s a tricky virus. If you do get sick, come into one of CareXpress Urgent Care’s many locations and get treatment. We’re always on hand to help you beat the flu or any other sickness you may contract this holiday season.