5 Tips That Can Help You Stay Safe From Flu This Winter

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It won’t be wrong to say that wherever there is winter, there is flu. This flu season is on the track yet again and Pakistan is among the countries battling record flu cases. Each year, almost 20,000 children are hospitalized due to flu-related complications in Pakistan and also the prevalence of flu in adults is exceedingly high in winters.

People are exposed to cold and flu germs every day and need to know how to stay healthy when everyone around them is sick. People who have the flu may pass it on to others and precautions must be taken in order to avoid getting sick.

Here are six tips that can help you stay away from flu this winter.

Wash your hands a lot:

If you come in contact with people who are contagious and suffering from, you have to wash your hands over and over. According to research, soap and water are more effective at discarding the virus than alcohol-based hand-rubs. You should wash your hands as much as you can stand especially after wrapping up a visit with someone who’s sick.

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To completely get rid of viruses from your skin, you need to scrub your hands hard for more than 20 seconds. It doesn’t matter if the water’s hot or cold – the very act of scrubbing can completely remove the germs. If you can’t get to soap and water, you can use sanitizers as they can kill cold and flu germs. Washing hands is also great for your skin and is advised by skin specialists as well. You can also book an appointment with the best skin specialist in Karachi or any other city of Pakistan via marham.pk.

Avoid getting close to people who are sick:

Since flu is contagious, you shouldn’t be shaking hands or getting in touch with those who are suffering from the flu. To keep the transmission of colds down, its advised to avoid getting close to people who are sick.

Pay Attention to Symptoms

Flu is usually severe and comes to affect you suddenly. It can probably knock you off your feet for a few day and fever, body aches, exhaustion come with it. In such case, it’s important that you pay attention towards the symptoms. Usually, colds are milder and might have a runny or stuffy nose at the start. You should immediately visit a doctor at that time. You can book an appointment with the best pulmonologist in Lahore or any other city of Pakistan via marham.pk.

Get the Right Medicine:

No drugs can completely cure the flu, but some may help you get better faster. Antiviral drugs can nulify the symptoms and help you recover. The most important and best part is to take medicines within 48 hours of your first symptoms. You can also talk to your doctor and find out more.  You can easily book an appointment with the best pulmonologist in Karachi or any other city of Pakistan via marham.pk.

Stay Home if You’re Sick

When you’re sick, you should take your time off. If you rather push yourself to work, your recovery may turn to be much harder. Your cold may last longer, and you could also spread germs to other people.

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Drink Extra Fluids:

Drinking extra fluids thins the mucus, drain your sinuses, and relieve a stuffy nose. Hot drinks like herbal tea also warm and open your airways, thus helping relieve congestion.

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Fahad Salman
He is a young student understanding life and its gifts in every moment. An activist by heart, he pursues to push things forward by his honest written expressions. He writes content for Pakistan’s most trusted patient's network – MARHAM to lighten up lives by writing on burning health issues. He wants to be remembered as an infinite learner and a real contributor.