The season of germs is here! Add in the craziness of a global pandemic and boom you have Double Trouble!!!!! As the weather changes, kids are attending some type of activities out of the house you and your family are at risk to get flu, COVID, or something communicable. 2020 we have to expect the unexpected but most importantly prevention is always to the key!
Get your Flu Shot
As a person who worked in the health care field for 10 plus years making sure you have the flu shot is one way to help lessen the effects of flu. It does not mean you wont get the flu! Local health departments provide special free or low cost clinics for those who are more at risk to getting the flu (children and elderly). But we are all at risk during this season. Check out the local health department in your area. My local health department in Hampton Roads.
Always wash your hands
Kids always have their hands in their faces or in someone else’s face. Or your like me, I forget and put my hands in my face. Parents, we are our children’s first line of defense in teaching them how to keep their hands clean. Educate your family on the importance of handwashing!
Avoid contact with sick people
This is okay when you want to barricade your self in your home but you need to live right? To those who are sick, stay home! Social distance yourself always. Make sure you always have a mask with you, especially if you know you are going to be around people. This will help stop the spread of disease. Remember sharing is not caring!!!
Take care of yourself
Bottom line: if you are a healthy person by eating right, getting enough sleep, and establishing good habits overall you are on the right path to keeping healthy. But, when you need help and can’t get to your doctor’s office due to the restrictions, you can speak with your health care professional through Telehealth Services. You are able to see someone quicker in this capacity then waiting for an appointment that could take some time to schedule. We are lucky in Virginia to have services such as these that are covered by most of the insurance plans. It may not work in every situation, but it will be a service worth looking into!
Cover your cough
Just like washing your hands. This is equally important. Teach your kids ways to cover their cough. Kids today have to use the Sleeve in the elbow technique.
As parents, we are our families first line of defense against getting any types of communicable disease. Using these tips will help you and your family stays safe during every season.
What tips do you have to navigate “Double Trouble” season?
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