September 22 is the first day of Fall, which means descending leaves, corn mazes, hay rides, and delicious pumpkin pie. But with the cold winter air approaching, it is also a time to fall into health care habits to prevent yourself from getting ill and stay healthy. Here are some health tips and essentials for the fall.
Get Your Flu Shot
September is the start of flu season, and it is best to get vaccinated each year to prevent the flu. Some symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, dry cough, sore throat, stuffy nose, and nausea. Remember to always cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing.
Carry Travel Tissues
Travel tissues are handy when you’re out of the house especially if you or a friend needs to blow their nose. Coughing and sneezing into tissues are ways to help prevent illness from spreading to others.
Keeping hand sanitizers in your bag or purse is handy when traveling, especially when you don’t have access to soap and water. Having clean hands will reduce germs from spreading.
Cough Drops and Cold Relief Medications
Remember, there are times where you can’t avoid illness, so having health care items readily available in your home when you do get sick will save you time from leaving your house to go purchase these items.
Drink Herbal Tea
Herbal tea can help relieve illness symptoms such as a cold or fever. If you have a fever, try chrysanthemum tea. It acts as a natural coolant to help lower your body temperature when you have a fever.
When dehydrated you have a higher chance of getting the flu or cold, it’s best to drink a lot of water and stay hydrated.
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