If COVID-19 wasn’t enough, the flu is still highly active this year. Understanding the symptoms behind the flu can help you better prepare and protect yourself and your family.
Common signs and symptoms of the flu:
- Fever or chills
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Sore throat
- Vomiting and diarrhea
‘Ain’t nobody got time for that’!!!!
There are some things you can do to help prevent getting the flu:
- Keep your hands clean – use soap and water, and where practical, hand sanitizer.
- Drink plenty of liquids.
Of source, you can also get vaccinated for the flu. Contact your doctor or visit the Center for Disease Control’s flu site at www.flu.gov and use its Flu Vaccine Finder tool to find a convenient flu shot clinic near you. It is important to note that the flu shot cannot give you the flu. You might get a sore arm or a little fever after getting your shot, but it doesn’t contain any live virus …. so you’re safe from getting sick. For those that get vaccinated, make sure you do it every year to deal with the constantly changing flu strains.
If you still end up getting the flu, make sure you call your doctor early in the process to see if you need any antiviral medication. It’s also important to stay home until your symptoms have subsided in order to prevent others from getting sick. Sharing is caring, but not in this case.
Stay safe and healthy.