It’s The Flu Season Again, Doctors Offer Health Tips
Doctors Offer Health Tips as the flu starts to do the rounds again. Do you take the flu jab to try and ward of the flu virus, some people say no matter how many times they have had the flu jab i still get a bout of the flu. On the other hand doing Tai Chi is a great way to boost your immune system.
Well this is common for a lot of people but on the other hand i know a lot of people who swear by them, so be prepared to keep an open mind about getting the jab. At the end of this article we give you our own tips on helping prevent getting the flu, and if you do, how you can help make a speedy recovery.
With Flu Season Here, Docs Offer Tips to Stay Healthy
“Flu vaccines are safe. They will not give you the flu,” Dr. David Hill, a professor of medical sciences and director of global public health in the school of medicine at Quinnipiace University, in Connecticut, said in a university news release.
Along with a flu shot, there are other “common-sense” ways that you can protect yourself and others against the flu, Hill added. These include the following:
Avoiding close contact with people who are coughing and sneezing. One to two meters distance is considered a safe distance.
Washing hands frequently.
Covering your cough: Sneeze or cough into a tissue and promptly discard it safely in a wastebasket. If you don’t have a tissue, cough into your upper sleeve or elbow. And after coughing or sneezing into a tissue, wash your hands.
If you have flu symptoms, stay home from work and school, and don’t go into public places.
The flu vaccine is the most effective way to prevent the flu, agreed Dr. Aida Vega, director of the primary care program at the Mount Sinai Faculty Practice Associates., in New York City.
What should you do if you develop flu symptoms such as fever, cough and sore throat?
Most people with flu have mild illness and do not need to be seen by a doctor. But people with underlying health conditions that put them at increased risk of complications from flu should contact their medical provider to determine if they need to be evaluated or treated, Vega said. To read more go here.
Flu Tips And Tricks To Help Prevent The Flu
One of the main things when trying to prevent the flu catching you is to keep you immune system strong. You can do this through taking herbs, anti oxidants and a whole range of other things. But first lets look at a few of the most common things you can use.
Garlic: One of the best herbs in the world, it’s great blood cleanser, its great for expelling toxins from the body and a great all round tonic for the body.
Ginger: Ginger and honey are also well documented to help the immune system, but the best way to use it is like this. Take a one inch piece of ginger, slice it into thin slices add to a pan with 2 pints of water bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minuets.
Then strain a cup of the water into a cup add honey to sweeten and that’s it. For every cup you take out replace with a fresh cup of water do this for 3 days and then make a fresh batch. Take 3 cups of this a day this helps kill a lot of bugs in the stomach as well.