Refusing the flu shot.
Flu shots are recommended to keep an individual from getting the flu. Symptoms of the flu include fevers over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, cough, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, headaches, body aches, chills, fatigue/tired, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Once symptoms appear, the flu can last five to seven days.
However, that said, there are individuals who can’t, won’t, or have poor immunities and refuse getting a flu shot. What can they do to keep from getting the flu if they do not get a flu shot?
Prevention includes hand washing. A lot of hand washing and often. Hand washing before and after bathrooms, food prep, interacting with others, after expelling body fluids such as sneezing, and this can be done with soap and water. Hand gel works when water and soap are not an option.
Boosting the immunity. Drinking eight to ten 8 ounces of water daily. Staying hydrated is very beneficial.
Vitamins. Multivitamins daily help boost the immunity. Effects of multivitamins need to build in the system and may take up to a month.
Disinfect. Wiping down work areas, heavily contacted areas, and areas touched by many, can break the chain of virus contact. Spraying with an aerosol that states it kills flu viruses will be effective. Avoid cans that do not say this. It will waste your time and money. Disinfecting a house weekly is helpful to prevent illness. Disinfect daily to break chains of infection if individuals are sick in the home.
Sadly a bit anti-social helps too. Avoiding sick individuals, events with lots of folks attending, and crowed areas, will help decrease your contact with the flu virus and getting sick.
While there is medication that can be taken when an individual gets the flu, often it requires a visit with a provider shortly after symptoms occur, a prescription, and often too pricy med or not available due to everyone having the flu in the area.
Then there is positive mind intervention. Often like a placebo, telling yourself you are not going to get sick and taking the precautions, may just be enough to not get sick.
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