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Top 8 Cold, Flu, and COVID Prevention Tips

Top 8 Cold, Flu, and COVID Prevention Tips

With the shifting seasons, the number of cold, flu, and COVID cases will begin to rise. When it comes to these frustrating illnesses, prevention is key. Today, we will share with you eight prevention tips that can help empower you, your loved ones, and our communities to emerge stronger and healthier as the seasons change.  

1. Wash Your Hands Frequently

Washing your hands with soap and water frequently can help prevent the flu, cold, and COVID. This is a simple, yet effective way to prevent these illnesses. Hand sanitizers should also be used throughout your day when you cannot easily access soap and water.  

2. Wear a Mask  

Wearing a mask when entering crowded areas can be helpful in preventing the flu, cold, and COVID. It is also recommended that you wear a mask if you are experiencing any symptoms to avoid spreading viruses to others.  

3. Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose, and Mouth  

Your eyes, nose, and mouth have mucous membranes that provide direct pathways for viruses to enter your body. It is crucial to avoid touching these areas of your face as much as possible.  

4. Get Vaccinated

Ensure that you and your family are up to date on the latest flu and COVID vaccinations to prevent these illnesses and reduce the severity if you do come in contact with any of these viruses.  

5. Always Practice Respiratory Etiquette

If you do have symptoms such as coughing or sneezing, always practice respiratory etiquette by fully covering your nose and mouth with a tissue or your elbow. Be sure to dispose of the tissue and wash your hands immediately after.  

6. Clean Shared Spaces Regularly

A great way to prevent these illnesses is to ensure that you are regularly cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces. Don’t forget things like doorknobs, light switches, remotes, and electronic devices.  

7. Maintain Healthy Lifestyle Habits

It is essential to continue practicing healthy lifestyle habits such as eating healthy foods, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, and staying hydrated to help boost your immune system, preventing you from getting sick.  

8. Avoid People Who are Sick

While it’s not always possible to know who is sick, try to do your best to maintain a safe distance from others who are showing any cold, flu, or COVID symptoms and vice versa, and if you are sick, try your best to avoid spreading it to others.  

Even though the flu, colds, and COVID are not 100% avoidable, you can reduce your risk of becoming sick with these eight helpful prevention tips! At CarePro Home Medical and Kelly’s Home Medical, our team is here to help you live a happier and healthier life. Visit our website to take a look at our available services and products or contact us for more information!