Previously published 1/11/2013
Sometimes, we just can’t avoid being exposed to the flu. Kelsie this week was diagnosed with Influenza A after spiking a high fever. Sure enough, a fellow classmate had been diagnosed before her.
Since I have two “preemies”, I pay attention to sanitizing and so forth. While Kelsie started the Tamiflu immediately, the rest of our family didn’t start it as a preventative until last night.
One thing we constantly teach the kids, if you cough, cover it. Every time Kelsie touches her face, she knows to grab the hand sanitizer. I also moved our Oreck Air Purifier from my bedroom to the living room to help with air quaility. You can notice a difference just in the simple difference in how the room smells.
Here are some simple steps to avoid passing the flu to others around you.
1. WASH YOUR HANDS. Whether you are feeling sick or not, this should always be a given. If you sneeze or cough, wash your hands or grab a squeeze of hand sanitizer.
2. Frequently launder the blankets and towels of anyone who might be sick. Of course, WASH YOUR HANDS after coming into contact with such.
3. Clean, clean, clean. Use any disinfectant that kills viruses and germs on contact. Wipe down the table with such after every meal. We love keeping Lysol wipes in every room.
4. Wash plates and glassware with HOT water.
5.Be sure to fill up on Vitamin C, Zinc, Vitamin D, and Vitamin E.
6. If you are holding a sick child, have them lay with their chin facing out to avoid any accidental coughs to the face.