How to Be Prepared for the Flu

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How to Be Prepared for the Flu

Young Woman Sneezing into a Handkerchief --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

Young Woman Sneezing into a Handkerchief --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

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Young Woman Sneezing into a Handkerchief --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

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Young Woman Sneezing into a Handkerchief --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

Simone Halpin, Journalist

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       Around 20% of people in the U.S. will get the flu at least one every year. No one likes being sick, but when you get it, you can’t make it go away. The simplest cure is having to wait until the terrible feeling of illness deserts you. But there are ways that you can try to prevent getting the flu, or be prepared for it when it comes. Keep reading to find out how.

 

Prevention

 

  1. Be Strict About Germs

Make sure that you wash your hands whenever needed; not doing so can result in many more negative bacteria sticking to your hands and increasing sickness.

 

  1.  Distance Yourself

Maybe there is someone sick in your second period class, or maybe your sibling won’t stop coughing. You might want to steer clear of those people, as sicknesses like those are contagious.

 

Taking Care

 

         1.  Stock Up

 

Things like tissues, pillows, and your favorite drink can help get you through the time of sickness. You might also want to make sure you have things to keep you busy while you are home from school, such as books or Netflix. Then again, you could always just sleep.

 

  1.     Rest

Speaking of sleeping, rest is one of the best ways the help rebuild your immune system. When you sleep, your brain releases a protein called AcPb that has shown a speed up in recovery

 

  1.     Take a Bath

A bath may be relaxing, but it also can help you get over sicknesses. If the bath is hot enough to make you sweat, your body can perspirate out bad viruses. So when you’re sick, think about raising the temperature of your shower or bath.

 

  1.     Drink

Aside from alcohol, liquids can help clean and flush out your body. Make sure you always have a glass of water or maybe a Hydro Flask of your favorite tea.

These are some of the ways that you can be prepared for the flu when it hits. Think about carrying out these steps so that you have a plan on what to do when you get sick, and share them with other people around you so no one spreads illnesses. Good luck!