How Do You Protect Your Family During Flu Season?


fluI've already been sick not once, but TWICE this flu season. Ugh. That's why I'm obessed with keeping cold and flu germs out of my house. Here are a few tips for keeping your family healthy during flu season, especially now with so many people coming down with H1N1 (swine flu).

  • Wash hands regularly with soap and water to prevent the spread of germs.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing. Teach your kids how to sneeze into their elbow so that they don't spread germs with their hands.
  • Keep your kids home from school if they don't feel well. Even if they don't have the flu, any infection may make them more susceptible to contracting the flu virus.
  • Enlist your family's help in keeping your house clean. Germs lurk in every corner; regular cleaning can help to prevent them from spreading even further.

Have your family members been sick yet this season? How do you protect your family during the flu season?

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