It’s that time of year where we can all use some tips how to ward off the Influenza in our homes, right? I just talked to a very close friend who had to rush his cute daughter to the hospital. They are waiting for the test results but she is very dehydrated, I mean extremely dehydrated. Thank goodness, they took her to the hospital to get the process of rehydrating her ASAP! Please keep in mind I am not a doctor, nurse or anyone in the medical field. Some things we all know for sure when it comes to seeing a child or adult that has a fever (sometimes), shiny red or very cracked lips. They are usually dehydrated and they need water or some type of liquid like Pedialyte or Gatorade. If it’s really bad they need an IV at the hospital like my good friend’s little princess, I mentioned above.
Sometimes, I think I am somewhat of a germaphobic because I wash my hands constantly. I believe most people wash their hands but I sure wish some churches had those hand sanitizer contraptions on the walls. I have seen them at the doctor’s offices, the schools and most public places. I guess some churches can’t afford to buy them but good grief with all the hand shaking, come on people, step up your game. Should we all demand that they install them or should we just quit shaking hands? It’s really frustrating when you go to a movie or to a store and people are sneezing and coughing. In Japan, it is common courtesy to wear a face mask similar to the ones I suggest for emergencies like these when they have a communicable sickness: New CM PM2.5 N95 Adult Face Masks Hot Air Cotton Masks Dust Allergy Flu Masks for Breathe Healthy Filters Dust, Pollen, Allergens, Flu Germs 10 Pieces Please stay home if you are sick, let’s not spread the germs or bacteria. If you have more ideas, I will gladly add your tips to my list, let’s get started.
Ward off the Influenza tips:
- Wash your hands
- Drink a lot of water
- Eat fresh fruits and vegetables (preferably Organic/Non-GMO)
- Build up your immune system to stay healthy
- Wash your hands, yes this is a repeat
- Use Clorox wipes to clean TV remotes, computer parts where applicable
- Use Clorox wipes to clean door knobs, phones, and light switches
- Keep your bathrooms as clean as possible
- Keep your kitchen as clean as possible
- Throw out food that is no longer acceptable to eat in your refrigerator or pantry
- Make chicken noodle soup with lots of vegetables in the broth
- Hot/warm green tea with a little honey and Organic lemon juice or freshly squeezed lemon rocks, this is my favorite one: Yogi Teas Super Antioxidant Green Tea, 16 Count (Pack of 6)
- Keep Vicks VapoRub on hand Vicks VapoRub Cough Suppressant Chest and Throat Topical Analgesic Ointment, 1.76 Ounce (Pack of 3)
- Print out my first aid kit list if you need one: First Aid Kit Checklist by Food Storage Moms
- Replace the expired over the counter cold medicines you have stored BEFORE you need them
- Check your stash of fever reducers if you use them
- Drink a lot of fluids and have fresh chapstick ready, if needed
- Use essential oils to soothe the sick people in your family
- In the winter when the furnace is running, you may want to invest in a humidifier or vaporizer: Vicks 1.5 Gallon Vaporizer with Night-Light
Thanks again for being prepared for the unexpected before you need to be, you’ll be glad you are prepared. May God bless your family, please stay well.