Flu season is here again…
And it will last from now through early spring.
An average year sees 5% to 20% of our population affected by the flu virus, depending on the severity of the year’s strain.
Influenza is caused by a highly contagious virus that typically infects us through the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose, or eyes. Exposure to the virus can be airborne from a cough or sneeze — or it can come from touching a contaminated surface, such as a doorknob or telephone, and then touching your nose or mouth.
Symptoms include a sudden onset of fever, aches, chills, and tiredness, and possibly a dry cough, sneezing, and sore throat.
If you find yourself sick with the flu, it’s important to know your enemy — the influenza virus — so you can defeat it.
Since it is a virus, not a bacteria, causing the infection, antibiotics won’t work.
Hygiene can play a major role in prevention since the virus spreads through coughing, sneezing, or touching an infected surface. However, antibacterial soap or gels won’t work!
Here are six strategies you can use at home ….[read more]