Whether it’s Covid, the flu, or just a terrible cough, winter is an awful time to be sick.
Unfortunately, all states have agreed on no public health measures this winter. So it is up to you to stay safe and stay healthy this holiday season. To make sure that your family reunion and new year’s kiss won’t keep you coughing till Groundhog Day, check out these tips from your Surgeons at the Surgery Group of LA.
First off it’s always essential to make sure that your:
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Keep a consistent physical regimen
- Get a good night’s sleep
- Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol
Some quick tips include
- make sure that your winter clothes and bedwear still fit
- Vitamin C and D
- Drink plenty of water
The truth is, even before Covid – 19, cases of flu and colds were all too common a problem. As the seasons get cold and the chance for fresh air starts to drop.
Get your flu shot and your Covid booster shot
Both of them! No cheating!
The CDC broadcasted a health alert on November 4th, warning of the resurgence of non-Covid respiratory diseases. To protect yourself from the leading culprit: influenza viruses, get your flu shot and your Covid booster shot this season!
Since April 18th, 2022, masks are no longer required on trains, airplanes, or transport hubs. But don’t wait for someone else to require it. Traveling means long hours of planning, often getting up too early or staying up too late. And that’s before the “vacation”! Why give yourself a new infection to think about?
More and more research has come out proving that wearing an N-95 mask during flu season keeps you better protected from respiratory diseases of all kinds
Better yet, it can keep your lips and nose from getting dried and chapped during a dry winter morning.
Consider social distancing the week ahead
Dr. Blumberg, chief of pediatric infectious disease, warns that 2,100 people a week are still dying from Covid. Due to the nature of the disease, Dr. Blumberg recommends that you plan out your week with your family so that everyone attending your event has kept their social contact to a minimum of 5 days prior.
If you or your loved one are over 65, scheduling a family FaceTime call might still be safer. Make a plan just in case people get sick, or if a member of the family needs some help.
It might be a headache but it can stop the whole family from being put out of commission.
If you or a loved one have questions about Covid 19, the flu, or your health in general speak to a medical professional today.