As we all know, the flu virus has run rampant this year. If you’ve managed to steer clear of the sickness, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. It’s become so bad that there have been schools completely shut down for “flu days” due to the number of outbreaks among their student body.
If you want to preserve your good-standing health and continue avoiding the flu, there are a few extra precautionary steps to take. They might seem like a no-brainer, but they’re incredibly effective in warding off this dreadful sickness.
Take Extra Caution When Washing Your Hands
When we were younger, it was highly encouraged to wash our hands efficiently. It was burned into our brain to scrub carefully between each finger and to wash thoroughly around each fingernail, all while using warm water. As we’ve gotten older, hand washing has become a mundane routine. Try to make sure to scrub for at least twenty seconds to ensure adequate cleanliness.
Be Mindful Of Your Clothing
If you’re only running out to the supermarket to grab an item or two, you might throw on a sweater and sneakers for the brief outing. No matter the duration of the outing, during flu season, it’s best to change into another outfit once you get home. Your clothes can be a carrier for germs in the air and, to use the most effective mode of prevention, be sure to remove said clothing and wash them sooner rather than later.
Use Appropriate Cleaning Products
If you want to kill a strong virus like the flu, you must use appropriate cleaning products. Be sure that your products contain disinfectants. Disinfectants are specifically geared toward attacking germs and will be most beneficial during this season of sickness.
Disposables Will Become Your Best Friend
As mentioned earlier, germs will cling on to practically anything, including hand towels and cloth napkins. Be sure to stock up on paper towels, paper napkins, and even paper plates and utensils. This will ensure that no germ will hang around on your belongings and that you’ll toss them in the trash where they belong!
What preventative measures have you found to be most useful during this flu season?