During flu season you should not always rely on just the flu shot to help you prevent the flu. Yes, it is very effective and a nice line of defense, but it does not help as much if you are exposing yourself to a lot of germs all the time. As flu season starts to ramp up, it is recommended to wash your hand and use hand sanitizer after touching germy objects to stay clean. There are many products that can help you take preventative measures to stop the flu. Below are some products that can help:
If you are a frequent user of CanDo® TheraPutty® or are a physical therapist with multiple patients, it might be a good idea to choose an antimicrobial hand putty. Antimicrobial products are a great way to stay sanitary from those who might spread colds or viruses. This is because the antimicrobial additive in these products kills microorganisms and resists the growth of odor-causing microbes. Products that have an antimicrobial additive can help prevent the spreading of germs from one person to another. If you have multiple patients that use and touch hand putty everyday you may want try CanDo® Antimicrobial TheraPutty®. The Antimicrobial TheraPutty® retains the clean, non-greasy feel of original TheraPutty® material with an antimicrobial additive to prevent germs from spreading to your patients. Using tools with an antimicrobial additive is a good way to prevent the flu.
If you ever start to feel sick the first indicator is a fever. Thermometers are a great evaluation tool for measuring body temperature to indicate fevers. If your body temperature is higher than normal (98.6°F), chances are you have a fever. This symptom usually indicates that the body is trying to fight something off such as a cold or virus. If you feel you might be getting the flu, it is best to make an appointment with your doctor.
The flu can be fatal if you don’t take the right steps to prevent the flu. It’s important to take steps to stay as sanitary as possible and get a flu shot. If you do end up getting sick, seek medical attention immediately.
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Article written by William Graves.