The flu vaccine is the number one way to prevent the flu this season and every other season, however there are some extra steps you can take to help kick the flu or cold during the coldest months.
SOAP AND WATER: This seems redundant and obvious, but washing hands regularly is the best method for preventing a cold or the flu.
Hot liquids: Whether it’s soup or tea, hot liquids help loosen congestion and keep you hydrated.
Power Foods: Oranges are the typical fruit selected if trying to intake some extra vitamin C, however grapefruits and tomatoes are also full of vitamin C and other nutrients that can ward off illness.
Protein, lean meats and beans also can build up your white blood cells which are responsible for fighting off illnesses.
Rest: Our society is always on a clock and sometimes it can be difficult to take the time for much needed rest. Sleep provides your body with the energy it needs to fight off unwanted germs.
CareXpress recommends the flu shot as the first line of defense against the flu and avid hand washing as a secondary method of support. If you do suspect you have the flu, check-in online so you can wait where you are comfortable and get the treatment you need to get back to good health.