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The Best Way To Cope With The Flu


The Best Way To Cope With The Flu
Tissues. Wastebaskets. Hand sanitizers.

These are some of the best weapons you may have in your arsenal to help you avoid getting - and giving - the flu this year.

Daniel Havlichek, a Michigan State University doctor and chief of the College of Human Medicine's Infectious Disease Section, said coughing or sneezing into a tissue, rather than your hand, is one of the best ways to avoid spreading germs.

"Coughing into your hand and then shaking someone else's hand or touching them or a doorknob is a great way to spread influenza or the viruses that cause the common cold," said Havlichek, an associate professor in the Department of Medicine. "A tissue will do a much better job of keeping germs from spreading. Then you just throw it away and then wash your hands. It is also important to rest and take time off if you become ill so that you don't spread infection to others".

Hand washing remains one of the most effective, and easiest, ways to avoid illness.

"Winter in particular is a time when hand washing can be effective in preventing the spread of illness," said Vincent Young, an MSU doctor who specializes in infectious diseases.

Havlichek is also a strong proponent of the use of hand sanitizers, those waterless cleaners that are popping up everywhere.

"These are as effective as washing your hands," he said. "In some respects they are even more effective at killing bacteria and viruses than soap and water, eventhough you still need to wash your hands with soap and water regularly to prevent build up of the sanitizer, which can make it less effective".

Paula Guss, a nurse with the MSU Office of the University Physician, said other ways to help avoid the flu, and other infectious illnesses, include eating right, drinking plenty of water and getting enough sleep.

Guss, who oversees flu clinics throughout the MSU campus, also recommends a flu shot.

"Flu shots are particularly beneficial for those with weakened immune systems or those who come in contact with a lot of people," she said. "Also, there is still time to get a flu vaccine. It takes about two weeks for the vaccine to become protective, and flu season generally lasts into March or April".


Source: Michigan State University


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Tissues. Wastebaskets. Hand sanitizers. These are some of the best weapons you may have in your arsenal to help you avoid getting - and giving - the flu this year. Daniel Havlichek, a Michigan State University doctor and chief of the College of Human Medicine's Infectious Disease Section, said coughing or sneezing into a tissue, rather than your hand, is one of the best ways to avoid spreading germs.

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