I never worried about getting the Flu when I was young. I always thought that maybe I’d get to stay home from school a day or two and watch tv if I ever did get it. And then, in high school, I finally got the flu.
I was absolutely miserable.
My whole body ached. I was hot and then cold and then hot again and was completely exhausted. And swallowing was so painful – it felt like swallowing glass shards.
It wasn’t just a fun day out of school. It was a serious sickness and I never wanted to get the Flu again.
And now that I’m a mom with three young children, I don’t want my kids to ever get the Flu either.
I do what I can to help my children stay healthy during Flu season. I encourage lots of hand washing and hand sanitizers throughout the day. If the kids sneeze or cough, they should do it into a tissue if possible, or into the crook of their elbow. I also make sure to disinfect the surfaces that the kids touch, whether we’re at home or in a shopping cart at the store.
Still, as careful as I am, I was surprised to find out several facts about the Flu. Like how Flu germs can live on surfaces for up to eight hours. And how virus particles in coughs and sneezes can reach up to six feet away. That’s scary!
See these and other interesting Flu facts in Elizabeth Pantley’s free ebooklet, “A Parent’s Guide to Flu Season”.
Be sure to check it out – you’ll be surprised by some of the facts about the Flu. And you’ll get great tips on how you can help avoid getting it!
Tell me, what do you normally do to stay healthy during Flu season?