Cold and flu season is fast approaching . . . are you ready? There’s no vaccine for the common cold, and the flu vaccine doesn’t cover all strains of the virus, so you need a plan to protect yourself and treat symptoms should they present themselves.
When you have a cold or a nasty case of the flu, what’s the first thing you do? If you run to the drugstore to stock up on medications, you may want to consider an alternate approach.
Cases of the flu bug are expected to reach an all-time high this season, so there’s a good chance that you could be one of the unlucky sufferers put out of commission by congestion, chills, and aches. And, if you’re surrounded by people who’ve taken ill, you may have already been exposed to the virus. So what should you do if you end up with the flu? Keep reading for seven tips to ease your symptoms.
Flu can bring down even the strongest people. People simply do not have the time to deal with the inconveniences of the flu. Prevent or treat the flu with these natural flu remedies.
As much as we try to avoid it, the flu seems to catch up with someone in my family. Over the years, we've learned to do the following just as the winter season starts:
Have you ever had pneumonia? If so, you probably remember all too well the symptoms - coughing, fever, chills and problems breathing. So how can you avoid this nasty illness? And if you do happen to come down with pneumonia, what can you do to make it go away – as quickly as possible? Keep reading for the answers to those very questions . . .
Did you get a flu shot this year? And if so, did it truly protect you against the flu? I didn’t get the flu shot this year, and so far I haven’t come down with the flu. And now, it looks like I actually may have saved myself some money by not getting the shot. Why is that? Well, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that this year’s seasonal flu vaccine has only been effective 44 percent. Only 44 percent? Can that be right? Let’s take a closer look . . .
Have you had the flu yet this winter? Or even just a really nasty cold? Even though it seems flu and cold season hits worst in the winter months, the truth is you can get sick any time of year. In fact, I’m convinced there’s nothing worse than a summer cold. At least when you’re sick in the winter you can feel justified snuggling under a mountain of blankets with a cup of hot tea – and you don’t have to turn on the air conditioner to do it!