Fighting the flu

Getting a cold or flu-like symptoms is always dreading and what is winter without a bout of influenza affecting you or your relatives?

Colds and flu have a lot in common and sometimes it is hard to tell them apart. Here is a list of symptoms that may help you figure out which virus you have:

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Over the past weeks we have been inundated with news about the severity of this year’s flu season.

Following are some tips that can help protect you and others:

  • Stay at home if you have flu-like symptoms. Avoid going to work, school and to any crowded places. If you’ve recently had the illness stay away from elderly relatives, patients and children
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your arm when you cough or sneeze and throw the tissue away immediately
  • Stay hydrated
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. An alcohol-based hand rub is also good when soap and water are not available
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth because of germ spreading
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated such as door handles
  • Get the vaccine for free from local health centres. You are still in time even though it will take over 2 weeks to become affective
  • Seek help if symptoms persist or get worse

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The information above is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment in any manner. Always seek the advice of your GP.