The Flu is coming, are you prepared?
Influenza(flu) is here everyone and each year we have a new strain that takes a toll on everyone especially our children and adults. Flu symptoms can be mild or severe — and if they’re mild it can become severe without much notice. Be aware of your body and monitor your body temperature. Flu symptoms can come on suddenly — be sure you know your treatment and prevention options, so you can be prepared. It’s best to say anytime your body doesn’t feel right always check with your Doctor. You must remember that you don’t need to experience all of these symptoms to have the flu. If you have one or two, it’s recommended that you see your doctor. The flu usually spreads from person to person in respiratory droplets when people who are infected cough or sneeze. People occasionally may become infected by touching something with influenza virus on it and then touching their mouth, nose or eyes.
Healthy adults may be able to infect others 1 day before getting symptoms and up to 5days after getting sick. Therefore, it is possible to give someone the flu before you know you are sick as well as while you are sick. So, while we go through this season of Flu strains it’s best to make sure you WASH YOUR HANDS CONSTANTLY make sure to cover your mouth when coughing and please be considerate of others…some people have very low immune systems which allows them to catch the flu much easier than others.
Some symptoms to look out for:
Fever (usually high)
Runny nose may also occur but is more common in children than adults. Stomach symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, may also occur but are more common in children than adults. “Keep Your Eyes Open”
Most importantly….SEEK YOUR OWN PHYSICIAN AT ALL TIMES:
22 thoughts on “The Flu is coming, are you prepared?”
Thanks for the advice on what to look for!
I am very aware when people are sick around me now, since having kids. We are all so careful about washing our hands.
Honestly not yet. but we are going next week for the flue shots. Thanks for the reminder.
I took a flu shot so i have hopes that will help me some
My twins and I just got our flu shot so here’s to hoping we don’t have to go through any of that this year
I got the flu shot this year so I am hoping that helps. I also make sure we wash hands and change towels daily.
We got our shots, sure hope they work this year.
We get the flu shot my son has a heart transplant so its important that he does nto catch the flu each year.
I’m prepared this year! I got my flu shot in October. Last year (October 2017) I got diagnosed with Influenza B while 5 weeks pregnant. I knew I had the flu but for 2 days I let people tell me it was pregnancy symptoms and since my last child was born 9 years prior I just didn’t know what to expect. I finally listened to that inner voice and got diagnosed at the ER. I was miserable! Now that I have a 6 month old this year I made sure to get the vaccine for myself.
I am never prepared. But i want to be. The Flu always knocks me out for days.
I’m not prepared all though I should be.
I am not prepared for the flu this season yet. I am currently taking the steps necessary to prevent it.
havent got a flu shot yet
hate being in the cold and getting sick
need the shot
hate the flu
havent got it yet
my niece and nephew got sick this weekend, eventually i would get sick
havent got it yet.
Hoping to avoid this nasty virus this year. We are vigilant about hand washing.
I have been telling my family members for many years to wash their hands often during flu season to avoid catching it.
I am always trying some new extra measures to avoid flu, but one little mistake and again I am lying in the bed with temperature.