Many people usually come down with flu or cold as the season changes. We usually think that it is because of the change in temperature and weather. However, according to experts, temperature change is not the direct causes illnesses. The temperature shifts actually permit a new group of viruses to flourish, and these viruses that make people sick.
Flu symptoms usually show up with viral fever that is accompanied with cold. Flu symptoms can scale up to potentially serious complications that is caused by influenza infection of the throat, lungs and nose. The symptoms of flu normally include:
- Sore Throat
- Running Nose
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Body aches
Most people who contract flu can actually treat themselves at home and can do without seeing a doctor. However, if you witness flu symptoms taking up and seem to be at the risk of complications, see your doctor in due time. Taking antiviral medicine within the first two days of noticing the symptoms may reduce the length of your illness and help prevent more-serious problems.
The best possible way to avoid getting sick is to follow a good hygiene. Keeping surroundings clean with regular use of Dettol Disinfectant Liquid and washing hands on regular intervals with Dettol Liquid Handwash or Dettol Bar Soap. Apart from this, a healthy lifestyle consisting of healthy and nutritious food, ample exercises and restorative sleep of at least 6 to 8 hours is also equally important.
Flu spreads easily especially in the places where people flock around. Places like schools, office buildings, auditoriums, public transportation, stations, etc. Try to avoiding crowds during peak flu season, as it will help you reduce the chances of infection. If you feel sick,
stay home for at least a day after your fever subsides, as this will lessen your chance of infecting others. Also, if you are suffering from cough, cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough. This will help you avoid contaminating your hands. You should cough or sneeze into a tissue or a napkin to avoid it spreading among others. To remove germs when you’re out and are lacking water or liquid handwash nearby, you can use a Dettol Hand Sanitizer which is specially formulated to protect you from over 100 illness-causing germs.
You can significantly avoid contacting flu during season change by practicing good hygiene, which includes:
- Washing hands regularly
- Drinking safe water and staying hydrated
- Using air masks and gloves if required while outdoors
- Carry personal napkin or tissues