Keeping the common cold and influenza at bay is a constant part of our daily lives. This seems to be especially true during the winter and early spring months. There are many simple ways to limit your exposure to viruses, such as regularly washing your hands. For some people, a flu vaccination might be the best option. Read on to find out more about how you can stay healthy and seek out appropriate treatment.
If you go to the doctor only when you're sick, you'll miss some powerful opportunities to stay well.
If getting a flu shot seems scary, consider the alternative: lying in bed, weak from fever, aches, pains and chills, and barely tolerating your throbbing headache, cough and nagging sore throat.
Influenza (flu) and a cold are both respiratory (breathing) infections caused by viruses. Some of the symptoms are similar, and it can sometimes be difficult to tell if you have the flu or a very bad cold. Check your symptoms here.