This cold and flu season is unlike any we have seen as we also have COVID-19 to worry about. In addition to getting a flu shot, there are other proactive ways you can keep you and your family safe this season. Make sure you stock up on these cold, flu, and COVID-19 items.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
In addition to following the CDC social distancing guidelines, to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic from spreading, wear a face mask. Also, regularly disinfect commonly-touched surfaces with cleaning sprays and wipes and wash your hands frequently.
You should be getting enough sleep, staying active, drinking fluids, and eating nutritiously to keep your immune system healthy during flu season. Supplements containing black elderberry, vitamin C, echinacea, and zinc, can also boost your overall health.
It’s important to have thermometers at home so you can monitor changes in your health if you become ill with the flu, a cold, or COVID. A pulse oximeter is another great tool that measures the level of oxygen in your blood.
Home remedies won’t cure a virus, but over-the-counter products like fever reducers, antihistamines, decongestants, and cough medicines can manage the symptoms.