Tips to beat illness this season

Every year around this time many of us become ill from respiratory infections, colds and other viruses.
Doctors say getting vaccinated is the first step to prevention.

But there are other things you can do to avoid getting sick. 

  • The number one thing is to wash your hands repeatedly.
  • Stay home when you feel sick to avoid getting others sick 
  • Get rest –that’s big one. 
  • Drink fluids
  • Maintain a healthy diet
  • While it’s not clinically proven to be an effective remedy, doctors still recommended taking vitamins.

“People don’t get enough rest because of the stress of the holidays. You want to shop, you want to travel to visit family and that’s why I always recommended before you visit you should get all those vaccinations because you’re going to be exposed. You’re going to be in crowded environments either in buses, planes, you’ll be in the shopping malls,  the malls are full of people these days,” said infectious disease specialist Casmiar Nwaigwe.

His number one tip to avoid getting sick was to get get vaccinated, Dr.Nwaigwe couldn’t stress that enough during the interview.

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