THE FLU AND YOU
Updated: Mar 19
What can we do to protect ourselves from the flu?
Hey Guys, how are you doing? I hope well. If not, I hope the flu hasn’t got you. People are coughing, sneezing everywhere you go.
I was listening to the news and it’s so sad to hear that the flu has gotten so many people sick and many have died.
From the sweet elderly to the little precious babies. It’s sad that this flu epidemic has already taken lives.
So, this is a serious post that can help us to save not just ourselves but others around us. That’s why I wanted to blog about the flu and what has worked for me so far.
FIRST THING: WASHING YOUR HANDS!!!!
First off, I wash my hands often. I heard on the news that’s one of the most important things to do. Our hands touch everything around us and we are constantly touching what other people have touched. Door knobs or door handles are one of the major things everyone touches. You know, we have no choice but to touch them if we want to get in and out of places. And there are plenty of germs on them.
I wash my hands going into the bathroom because of touching the door handle. Not just because of the Flu but also because some people are just nasty and don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom. I know, like me, you have seen and heard people use the toilet, come out of the stall, and walk straight out of the bathroom.
Well of course, I was shocked and disgusted but then I realized I need to take action and protect myself from the nasty people of the world. So, I decided to wash my hands before I go to use the toilet and after, of course.
I use my paper towel to dry my hands and take it with me to put it on the doorknob to get back to my desk safe and hopefully germ free. I really think just doing this, washing my hands often has protected me from the flu and from who knows what else.
SECOND: NATURAL REMEDIES
Second, I use natural remedies like, Peroxide, Grapefruit Seed Extract, and MSM. Now Peroxide is wonderful at killing germs and viruses. What I do is gargle with water and peroxide in the morning and at night. Most times I do this without using water. I’m telling you I think this has helped tremendously. I was doing this though, before the flu season started and I think it helped to keep those germs at bay. Anytime I got a tickle in my throat I made sure to gargle with my peroxide.
If you can, get a bottle and keep it at work. Peroxide is so cheap. It’s .88 cents at Walmart. Anytime you feel your throat getting scratchy, (I swear I feel the germs trying to get me), get a cup and your peroxide, go to the bathroom and pour a little peroxide in water and gargle, then spit it out. That’s all you need to do. Make sure you do this especially in the morning and before you go to sleep.
Guys I know the Flu is very serious and that’s why I wanted to make sure you got this information. It’s something that is so simple yet can help you to not get sick and may even help you not to catch the flu.
FINALLY: DON’T BE THIS GUY..........
I worked with a man who had the bad habit of touching his tongue and then separate the papers he had to give you. This same man came into work sick with a cold, (could have been the flu), he was sneezing and coughing. We work in cubicles, so we could hear him blowing his nose.
Now, you would think being a full-grown man that he would have hand sanitizer to use after he blows his nose but to my surprise he did not have any hand sanitizer at all. This made me so mad. I get it, you have to come in to get paid if you don’t have any sick time (even though if you are sick stay home, you don’t want to make other people sick and it's just not right) but if you are going to come to work sick at least have what you need to not spread any of your germs to everybody in your workplace.
PLEASE WASH YOUR HANDS PEOPLE. YOU MAY SAVE A LIFE!
So please make hand washing a habit. Wash your hands more often than usual. Also keep hand sanitizer on your desk or work area. You are touching things and papers that other people have had their hands all over!
So, I hope this helps. This is just some simple reminders, but they won’t help if you don’t apply them.
Let me know what has worked for you.