The common cold, sore throats – you think those are bad but what about the flu? Sometimes people mistake the common cold or a sore throat for the flu but anyone who’s ever had the flu knows you get slammed with what seems like every symptom possible (fever, headache, exhaustion, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, diarrhea, vomiting, etc.).
Although the flu symptoms sound really attractive most people try to avoid it like the plague. Flu season can start as early as October and lose its steam as late as May. So, are you getting a flu shot this season? If you are, October and November are considered the best times to get one so you’re ahead of the game. If not, do you have any flu season precautions or just chance it? It’s a bit unrealistic to wear gloves and masks while out and about but it is easy to wash your hands properly and sanitize to prevent the spreading of germs and bacteria.
The American Lung Association has a cool Flu Clinic Locator tool on their website to quickly help you find where you need to go to get your flu shot – check it out.
Sources: American Lung Association, CDC, WebMD