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The 2018 Flu Season And What To Do If You Get It!

The Washington Post recently published an article details about the unique features of this year's flu. You can read more about this year's flu here. The article explains: "The flu activity indicators are notable for the sheer volume and intensity of flu that is taking place in most of the country at the same time."

Here are some things to remember if you get the flu.

  1. The CDC recommends staying home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone.
  2. Keep yourself isolated as much as possible to avoid infecting other people. If you need to go out, wear a facemask or cover your mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  3. Wash your hands often to avoid spreading the flu.
  4. Your doctor may prescribe an antiviral drug that may help you recover faster.
  5. Drink plenty of liquids.
  6. Get plenty of rest. Your body is fighting a battle with your immune system. Give your body every advantage by lying down.
  7. Cancel any work, social or other appointments.
  8. If you have a runny nose, blow it gently. Do not sniffle the mucus back into your head.
  9. If you have a sore throat you may try gargling with warm salt water for relief.
  10. You may want to sleep with an extra pillow to help with your nasal drainage.

Dr. Corrielus at Corrielus Cardiology would like to remind you that there is an undeniable link between your heart health and your overall wellness and well-being. If you're one of the many who is suffering from the flu this season, contact our office if you feel your heart may be experiencing the effects from it as well.

Posted on behalf of Corrielus Cardiology

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