Infection Prevention

By: Joyce Breghenti, Director of Clinic and Home Care Services, LIFE Armstrong County

Published: September 04, 2018

As the weather gets colder we all think of the inevitable FLU… The shivers, diarrhea, muscle aches, nothing to look forward to! Here are a few tips to make sure you stay home and healthy this winter.

·         Get your flu and pneumonia shot

·         Wash your hands frequently and especially after using the restroom

·         Cover your mouth when you cough

·         Stay away from people who have signs of the flu

·         If you have symptoms stay away from healthy individuals for 48 hours after symptoms resolve

·         Maintain a healthy diet

·         Maintain a healthy exercise routine

If you do develop symptoms here are a few tricks to keep yourself out of the hospital.

·         Drink plenty of fluids

·         Ask your Physician about taking Tylenol for fever and medicine for a cough or diarrhea

·         Wash your hands

·         Try cough drops and warm compresses to your sinuses

·         Call a friend or family member to stay with you

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