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Fight the Cold & Flu!

Posted on February 24, 2017
By Nikki Martinez
Nikki Martinez
89.5 KVNE Midday Show

Good Friday y’all, it’s Nikki from the 89.5 KVNE Midday Show! Not sure if this has happened to you recently, but I woke up this morning with one nostril stuffed-up and slightly achy everywhere. I know, sounds like symptoms of the cold or flu, so I’m doing everything I can to stop it in it’s tracks.

And from what it looks like, we all need to be doing that more and more in East Texas seeing that schools are shutting down for days because of high absences and disinfection they’re having to do! Seriously, just this week Carlisle ISD, Eustace ISD, and Ore City Middle School were just a few who’ve cancelled classes because of illnesses.

So how do you protect yourself and your family from this almost pandemic-like flu? The Center for Disease Control has given a list of tips and tools to help protect you from calling-in sick:

  • Always use soap when washing your hands and be sure to scrub for a minimum of 15-30 seconds to effectively remove germs
  • Use hand-sanitizer in addition to (NOT in place of) hand-washing. Sanitizers aren’t as effective as soap and water at removing germs
  • Always dry your hands after washing because bacteria can be more easily transferred to and from wet hands
  • If you’re okay with shots, you can still get the flu vaccine
  • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose with unwashed hands
  • If you know of friends or family that are sick, give them (and yourself) some space for a few days.

What are some tips you’ve found to be effective? Any home remedies or anything special your parents used to do? Just comment below!

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