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How to Fight the Flu Season – Improve your Immunity

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The fall is in full swing. So, the flu season nears its peak. On top of that, COVID-19 cases keep on surging. So, is more important than ever to boost our immunity and take proper care of our mental health.


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In this article, we want to take a look at the flu symptoms this year. In addition, we will offer a few tips on avoiding the flu.


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Both COVID-19 and influenza viruses cause respiratory disease and are transmitted by droplets, fomites and contact. On the one hand, this is a good thing because public health measures can help prevent both types of infection. Nevertheless, it makes it harder for people to identify the points of difference between COVID-19 and flu season signs.


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So, let us first make some clarifications. First, compared to COVID-19, influenza spreads faster. It has a shorter period of time from infection to appearance of symptoms. The number of secondary infections generated from one infected individual is lower, but there are higher chances of pre-symptomatic transmission.


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Second, influenza has lower fractions of severe and critical infections in comparison with COVID-19. Third, children are one of the groups with the highest risk for severe influenza infection. On the other hand, COVID-19 puts in danger people with elders and people with underlying conditions.


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No one wants to feel feverish or to suffer from tiredness, headaches, sore throat, cough and a runny/stuffy nose. Therefore, let us all take preventive actions so that we avoid the symptoms of the flu this year.


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  • First, it is important to avoid close contact with people who are sick. Also, if you or someone in your household has had a fever, wait for 24 h before you leave your home.
  • Second, make sure you cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you sneeze or cough.
    Note: Do not use one tissue more than once.
  • Third, use a face mask and do not touch your mouth, nose or eyes unless necessary.
  • Forth, always use soap to keep your hands clean and wash them for at least 20 seconds.
  • Fifth, disinfect objects and surfaces.

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If you want to fight the flu season, then consume enough natural immune boosters. Garlic, ginger root, honey, citrus fruits are just a few of the options to choose from. In addition to food, it is also important to move your body. This does not mean that you need to become a sports maniac. You can simply go for a 30-60 min walk, dance to your favourite songs or try Yoga.


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Last, but not least, make sure you reduce or eliminate any toxic influences. Watching the news or communicating with chronic complainers are two of the sources of toxicity you can live better without.


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As you can see, there are multiple ways to take care of ourselves especially in the flu season. Let your body be your guide and improve your immunity in whatever way suits your personality.


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