Preventing a cold and the flu can give you the jump on catching it. During recovery
and for several years after a burn survivor can be susceptible to catching both the cold and the flu. During recovery when a
burn survivor suffers from either the cold or the flu a burn survivor is weaker and can find it harder to fight both. Below are different
ways you can protect yourself.
Increase you Immune system can help prevent and fight a cold and the flu. Remember
to wash your hands often in order to control the germs we are around daily. Next try to stay away from individuals who seems to be sick.
You should avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose. That can help stop germs from spreading.
Treat any cold or flu symptoms as soon as possible. It is very important that you not
to disregard the symptoms. By doing so you have a good chance to lessen the length or severity of a cold or the flu.
If you eat all meals you will allow your body to have the strength to combat
the bug. Drink fruit juice, eat a piece of fruit if you do not have the time or ability to sit down and eat a meal.
You should see your doctor if the flu lasts for more than one week, your symptoms
become worse, you have a fever higher than 101 degrees, you have been vomiting or you have had diarrhea for more than six hours.