How to Avoid the Flu and Colds

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NO FLU COLDS How to Avoid the Flu and Colds

As you probably have heard by now, the flu and cold viruses this year have been brutal — and I know this from personal experience — and have hit with a vengeance. I am actually still getting over a cold that has disgustingly been part of my life for 3 weeks now.

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So, for those of you who want to avoid getting any nasty bugs this season, there are things you can do to take precautions.

Follow this list for an almost guaranteed way to avoid getting sick. Remember, sometimes even doing everything possible won’t keep you from catching an evil virus. But, you can definitely reduce your chances by doing, or avoiding, a few simple things:

  1. Wash your hands often. Seriously. Like a million times a day. Do the same with your kids’ hands.
  2. Don’t lick your fingers after touching the surfaces at public places, such as restaurant tables or chairs. Yep, this goes for the kids as well.
  3. Don’t lick such surfaces either. I know it’s tempting, but control yourself, please.
  4. Avoid touching anything inside public bathrooms, and wash your hands with like a gallon of soap after using them. (Open the door holding a tissue, if there are no tissues, use the sweater sleeve of the person in front of you).
  5. Don’t lick any strangers. Not a good idea to lick anyone you know either, if they have been infected. Kids are big on this one too.
  6. Wipe your desk and phone often with a disinfecting wipe or ten, especially if others have put their grimy, yucky hands on them.
  7. Wipe all areas near you that germ-infested humans have access to. Spray these people with Lysol if they keep coming back.
  8. If you don’t think flu shots are evil, get one. NOW!

In the event you have failed at all preventative measures and are unfortunate enough to have caught the flu, please do everyone a favor and lock yourself away until your sickness has gone away.

Keep your distance from anyone, don’t touch anybody and, please, cover your face with a giant pillow whenever you sneeze. Be sure to disinfect that pillow before letting anyone near it. Spray yourself with Lysol.

Be safe and stay healthy!!

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2 Responses
  1. OneMommy says:

    Had to laugh at all the licking references…. So typical of my 5 year-old!

    • Anna says:

      I know! I thought they would stop that by age 2 or so, but nooooo, my 4 1/2 year old still does it too! And she laughs about it!

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