Cold and flu season is here. Everyone around you is sneezing and spreading germs. Now is the time to be cautious! Are you feeling sick? Those with asthma or respiratory disorders are at greater risk of complications from a cold or flu. When you are blowing your nose nonstop from a cold, being able to catch your breath can be tough. No one likes being sick, but here are some tips to prevent you from coming down with something:
- Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze
- Wash your hands with soap and water
- Avoid touching your mouth, eyes and nose to limit spreading germs
- Wipe down surfaces in your home daily with a household disinfectant or disinfectant wipes
- Avoid close contact with someone who is sick
- Another thing you can do to prevent a flu is get your annual flu shot. The Centers for Disease Controls recommends annual flu shots for all people age 6 months or older.
Some of us might think, well I have the sniffles...and are not sure whether it is nasty fall allergies or just a cold. Here is a good explanation on the difference between allergies and a cold.
This video is from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
If you are having trouble dealing with asthma and cold/flu or fall allergies, please give us a call at (414) 529-8500 to see what we can do for you. The Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center is here to help, even in cold and flu season!