How to prevent the flu

How to prevent the flu


As a family doctor on the frontlines, Dr. Sharon Domb does this all day long. The biggest thing that I do is handwashing and that transfers over from work to home. Even if you washed your hands five minutes ago, Dr. Domb says do it again before you touch your face or eat anything. So you’re touching a lot of other surfaces that could be contiminated in the meantime. That includes eating out. Wash your hands after handling the menu, a surface that is often ripe with germs. Dr. Domb says some organisms can live on surfaces for days. Her next tip? Get the flu shot early. It’s an inactivated or dead vaccine and you can’t get sick from it. So I really encourage people to get the flu shot. Remember that it will take about two weeks for the flu shot to take full effect. Tip three? Keep your immune system strong. Eating a well balanced diet, making sure you’re getting the four food groups, getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, none of that is going to hurt, it’s all going to help in terms of your immune system and ability to fight things. So what about taking lots of vitamin C? Unless you have dietary restrictions, the only supplement Dr. Domb recommends for most people is vitamin D. Aim for one thousand international units per day throughout the fall and winter months. If you do get the flu, she says to stay home to avoid spreading it. If you’ve got a fever and malaise and tired and just generally stuffed up and cough, most of that will resolve usually in seven to ten days. Very young or old patients, those with other health conditions, or people experiencing localized symptoms like in their ear or lungs may need to seek medical help. And of course, don’t forget the chicken soup. While Dr. Domb says there’s no compelling evidence it will fight or prevent the flu, it sure can help you feel better. With Sunnyview, I’m Monica Matys.

20 comments on “How to prevent the flu

  1. Makayla Adams Post author

    Bruh just take honey and crushed up garlic that literally cured my cold in literally a DAY OR TWO its herbal ways to cure stuff you dont have to suffer

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  2. jhope's wifeu Post author

    My little sister got the flu shot and then she got paralized from the waist down and cant move her arms, so im not gonna get the flu shot

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  3. Ryan Johnson Post author

    My mom has the flu and she keeps getting up coughing on our food and touching everything. I’m trying really hard not to get sick but I might have given her the flu virus because I was sick last week but I’m not sure if it was the flu

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  4. ElectricBoba シ Post author

    HELP. MY LITTLE SISTER IS SICK WITH THE FLU. I DONT WANNA GET IT!! BECAUSE YOU MIGHT THROW UP AND HAVE DIARRHEA. I HAVE A BIG PHOBIA OF VOMITING AND DIARRHEA. WHAT SHOULD I DO?!?!? I DONT WANNA CATCH IT HELP!!!!!!!

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  5. Kylee H Post author

    I am going to Florida with a friend in two days and all of my family has it except me if I get it I can’t go:,(

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  6. The Supreme Yveltal Post author

    the only reason why I'm watching this video so I can get the flu and stay home from school lol

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  7. TheBestYungKill Post author

    My body temperature was 101 to 102.2 and then decreased to 98.6 to 96 then when I finally woke up from rest thinking I’m going to feel better my body temperature increased to 102.5! What’s wrong with my life

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