At Sisselman Medical Group, we take pride in living a healthy life, and we preach disease prevention. If you haven’t received your Flu shot this year, it’s sometimes only a matter of time before this debilitating bug strikes.
During our coldest winter months here on Long Island, Flu is everywhere. Below are some helpful tips on how to do your best to avoid Flu. But remember, if Flu does strike, you can always count on our medical team at our Commack and Massapequa locations.
Each year, millions of people become bedridden as a result of catching the flu. The good news is that there are some effective ways to prevent this common virus. Here are some important flu prevention tips to keep in mind.
Wash Your Hands Frequently
To reduce your risk of catching the flu, it is essential that you keep your hands clean. Simply touching a door handle can transfer germs. Washing your hands with plain soap and water has proved to be very effective. If you are away from home, it is a good idea to keep a bottle of hand sanitizer with you.
Avoid Constantly Touching Your Face
Try to develop a habit of not touching your face. This is especially important when in a public area. Germs can easy enter the body through your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Get a Flu Shot
According to health experts, flu shots tend to work very well at preventing the virus. However, the flu can mutate from one year to the next. This means that you must get vaccinated on an annual basis. Contrary to popular belief, flu shots are extremely safe.
Avoid Contact With Sick Individuals
It is always a good idea to stay away from anyone who has flu symptoms. Although the person may have somewhat recovered from the virus, they can still transport it to someone else. Never underestimate just how contagious the flu can be.
Boost Your Immune System
One of the most important aspects of flu prevention is strengthening your immune system. In order to remain healthy, you need to eat nutritious meals and obtain enough rest. It is also advisable to exercise on regular basis.
If you are presently experiencing flu symptoms, do not hesitate to seek medical treatment. Our friendly staff at both our Commack and Massapequa locations are standing by to take your appointment.