There are a few things that can help you feel better quicker. Mind you, these aren’t cure-alls, and they’ll certainly not help you avoid the flu altogether, but every little bit helps.
Flu seasons typically take a serious toll; thousands of people die annually worldwide, and millions become ill. If you happen to come down with the flu, keep these 4 points in mind to usher the influenza virus away as fast as you can – you’ll feel better, too!
- Take it easy. While the flu virus is working through you, work can wait. Keep stress levels to a minimum. Added stress can further compromise your immune system, which is already in a serious fight against the flu.
- Have some chicken soup. It’s not just an urban legend – that steaming bowl of chicken soup really is good for you! Studies show flu patients who eat chicken soup feel better faster.
- Take vitamin C. Oranges, other citrus fruits, supplements – whatever form of vitamin C you can find, take some. Few vitamins rival the immune-boosting capability of vitamin C.
- Get a flu shot. Even if you catch the flu, a flu shot can speed up recovery. People with a flu shot generally have the flu for a shorter period than those who skip the vaccine.
Banner Urgent Care can help with that fourth item. With the 2015-16 flu season lasting typically from October through May upon us, we launched our flu awareness campaign, highlighted by affordable and effective medical care for the entire family. Stop by one of our walk-in health clinics for a flu shot today. For just $25, you’ll give yourself a great chance to stay healthy for the holidays and beyond!
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