Cold and flu season is upon us and this year, it’s much different that it was in the past with the added stress or COVID-19. To keep yourself healthy this season, make sure you get a flue shot and take these proactive measures. Here are the wellness essentials you need to keep you and your family safe.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Make sure you’re following the CDC social distancing guidelines and that you’re wearing a mask when in public places. You should also be regularly disinfecting commonly-touched surfaces with cleaning sprays and wipes. Also, wash your hands frequently.
In addition to getting enough sleep, staying active, drinking fluids, and eating healthily, supplements can keep your immune system healthy. Look for ones that contain black elderberry, vitamin C, echinacea, and zinc.
You should always be in the know when it comes to your health, so having a thermometer at home is a must. Another monitoring device worth looking in to is a pulse oximeter, which measures the level of oxygen in your blood.
While home remedies won’t cure viruses, over-the-counter products like fever reducers, antihistamines, decongestants, and cough medicines can make the symptoms more managable.