With the onset of fall comes a lot of lovely things — colorful leaves, crackling fireplaces and hot cider. But with fall also comes flu season, which will last all the way ’til spring. Read on to find out how to protect yourself this season.
Consider a Flu Shot
The Centers for Disease Control recommend the flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and older, including pregnant and breastfeeding women. The flu vaccine, which is available in both a weakened live virus nasal mist and standard inactivated virus shot, protects against the three main flu strains of the season. Getting the flu shot early will protect you through the entirety of the season. Talk with your health care provider about whether the flu shot is right for you.
Keep Your Environment Healthy
Simply staying away from sick people and engaging in standard hygienic behaviors can go a long way to preventing the flu. Wash your hands with hot, soapy water throughout the day, and avoid being near others who are suffering from the flu or a cold. On the flip side, if you do get sick, do your friends and coworkers a favor and stay home and rest — you’ll recover faster and keep others from getting sick.
Boost Your Immune System
One of the most effective ways to boost your immune system is to eat a balanced diet full of vitamins and nutrients. Giving your body the tools it needs to defend itself is key to preventing the flu.
If you feel like your immune system could use a bigger boost, you could even consider a Myers’ Cocktail or hydration therapy at Infusion Express. These treatments offer the building blocks your body needs to build a healthy immune system in the quickest way possible — directly to the bloodstream where your body can put them to work.
IV Therapy at Infusion Express
IV therapy can promise better health and improved quality of life, but at Infusion Express we take it a step further. We want you to enjoy the time you spend receiving your IV infusion.
At Infusion Express, you’ll experience zero wait time and a private room for your treatment. While you receive it, you can watch HDTV, play games on our iPads, read a book on our eReaders, or simply relax (or even nap) in one of our comfortable reclining seats.
If you’re ready to start feeling better ASAP, give us a call at our Lee’s Summit location at 816-272-0174 or our Overland Park office at 913-948-2020, and be sure to check us out on facebook or twitter!