Tips to Help You Stay Healthy During Flu Season

The year may just have started but here in the triad area the cold and flu season is in full swing. We know that you do not want to pick up the flu and bring it home.


While there is no known 100% fool-proof method for avoiding these illnesses, there are ways lessen the chances chances of getting sick or making others ill, whether at home or work.

Be Mindful of Frequent Points of Contact

Points of contact are those which are frequently touched or handled by multiple people. The ones most commonly found at school, work, and home are:

  • Door knobs

  • Handles

  • Light switches

  • Toilets

  • Refrigerator Handles

  • Handrails

During this time of the year, you will want to routinely clean these surfaces as often as you can! We recommend using disinfectant wipes.

Follow the Directions!

Disinfectant sprays and wipes are truly amazing! However, they are most effective when used according to their directions. The part which is most often missed is that you must apply your disinfectant to the surface and allow that to sit for the recommended time found on the product label. This gives the disinfectant time to work. After that you can wipe the surface to clean any residue left by the disinfectant.

Things You Can Do at Home

If one or more of your family members becomes sick, there are ways to try to prevent germs from spreading in your home. We recommend things such as:

  • Routine washing of soft items such as towels, blankets, bath-cloths, and stuffed animals.

  • Frequent bedding changes as washing of those linens

  • Routine washing of children's toys with a disinfectant soap or bleach

  • Keep tissues around so that anyone who is sick can cover their mouth or noses

  • Create a habit of hand-washing as soon as you enter the home

We hope these tips help you to stay healthy during this flu season. If this seems too much to keep up with contact us, we're always help to help!

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