Protect Yourself During the Flu Season
Worrying about flu season can be the worst…especially in the city. If you have ever experience the Toronto rush-hour you know the feeling of being squished next to someone on the subway who is sick, sneezing, coughing and breathing on you. It’s terrible! You want to hide but you can’t. Follow our guide to keeping safe during the flu season.
Simple tips to protect yourself from the flu this season:
Don’t procrastinate…vaccinate! The number one thing you can do to protect yourself from the flu is to get a flu shot. Simcoe Place Health Clinic offers FREE flu shots. Give us a call or drop by and we will get you in right away.
- Wash your hands frequently—make sure to wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your nose, mouth and eyes.
- Keep common areas clean—use cleansing wipes to disinfect phones, desks, tables and chairs.
- Avoid using your co-workers phones and key boards.
- Avoid shaking hands or keeping close contact with those who are displaying symptoms.
What our Naturopath suggests to keep safe from the flu:
- Sleep—get as much sleep as you need, your body needs time to recuperate each night. If you are feeling run down, try to take a day off, for rest and relaxation.
- Light exercise—this stimulates your immune system when you feel symptoms emerging.
- In the shower, use a loofa and scrub in a circular motion away from your heart. This motion will also stimulates your immune system.
- IV Therapy—this treatment is offered at Simcoe Place Health Clinic. This can get rid of any viral infections you may contract after even 1 treatment. High concentrated doses of vitamins and minerals are transmitted into your body that would take days to administer orally. Click here to learn more about IV Therapy.
- Thymus Spray—this is an easy way to naturally boost your immune system. We carry this at the clinic for $56.50.
It is especially important to get the flu vaccine if you, someone you live with, or someone you care for is at high risk of complications from the flu. People such as:
- Children 5 years of age and younger
- Adults 65 years of age and older
- People with disabilities
- Residents of nursing homes or chronic care facilities
- People with chronic health conditions
- Pregnant women
If you have the flu the best thing you can do is stay home and treat the symptoms.
Flu symptoms usually manifest from one day to seven days after exposure to the virus, and are typically more serious than the signs of a common cold. You may feel or show the following symptoms:
- 100°F or higher fever that lasts several days.
- Chills, muscle pain, headache, fatigue, sore throat, runny or clogged nose and cough.
- Gastrointestinal issues including vomiting and diarrhea.
- Simcoe Place Health Clinic encourages you to take care of yourself and stay health this flu season. If you have any questions or would like to book a consultation with one of our practitioners please visit our website.