INFLUENZA is an awful word!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Word? Ha! Influenza is horrid. I was down for the count, and it wasn't the flu that we get the flu shot for. It was one of those wayward flus that everyone is catching. No one wants it. It dehydrates you, and makes every muscle in your body hurt. It took me out for a couple of days. I hear others are down and out for a week! How do you keep from getting it? Besides locking yourself in your house and not allowing anyone else in? THIS is what I have learned: Hand washing must be diligent. Sanitize dishes and glassware, silverware, etc. When sick people cough around you..... yikes. That is the trickey part. So, cover your mouth when you cough, even if you do not feel ill, because you are spreading germs with your cough or sneeze. Eat healthy to begin with. Dump that Halloween candy. Stay away from the work treat jar..... Drink plenty of fluids. Take your vitamins.
There appears to be no guarantee that I won't get the flu again.... but by being aware and working on keeping healthy (exercise, eating healthy, drinking water)I think I stand a healthier chance of minimizing Influenza! Keep Healthy!