How to Stay Healthy at Home During Cold and Flu Season

laundry and washing machineAs you probably have noticed from your sniffling neighbors, cold and flu season is well underway. While washing hands and increased consumption of vitamin C are great starting points, extra preventative measures can be taken around the home:

  • Disinfect – Think about parts of the home that are touched each day all day, doorknobs, faucets, light switches, remote controls, your computer keyboard, etc. Wipe all these hot spots down with a disinfectant wipe.
  • Use ‘clean’ cleaning products – All this disinfecting doesn’t matter if you are using dirty supplies. Change out your mop heads and wash dish towels regularly.
  • Humidifiers are your friend – Help alleviate dry nasal passages with the use of a humidifier. Remember to clean them regularly to prevent bacteria.
  • Wash bedding – Wash your sheets, blankets, pillowcases as well as any furniture covers in hot water and put them in the dryer on a high setting.

So far in January, 43 states including Colorado are reporting widespread flu activity. If you or someone in your family is experiencing flu-like symptoms, including high fever, visit your physician. 

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