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Family & Relationships The two surfaces you should stop touching to avoid getting flu

12:52  17 october  2017
12:52  17 october  2017 Source:   countryliving.co.uk

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As the dreaded flu season approaches, it's safe to say we'll do anything we can to avoid getting ill. Of course, it's not always possible to avoid touching germ-ridden surfaces , so the important thing is to avoid touching your face with dirty hands. Nutrition. 6 reasons you should be eating more fibre.

Flu is not only debilitating (it can take a week or two to recover from it) but can be dangerous for older people and those So is there more you should do to avoid getting flu in the first place? Flu virus particles get in through your nose, eyes and mouth, so don't touch these entry points with your fingers.

The two surfaces you should stop touching to avoid getting flu © Getty The two surfaces you should stop touching to avoid getting flu As the dreaded flu season approaches, it's safe to say we'll do anything we can to avoid getting ill. Especially since the NHS has warned that the UK could face its worst flu season in history.

And it looks like following some simple guidance surrounding hygiene could make all the difference when it comes to reducing your chances of catching a cold.

In fact, the best thing you can do to avoid germs is to stop touching certain areas in public places, Boots pharmacist Angela Chalmer told the Express.

"Particular watch-outs are handle bars on public transport and shop counters," she said.

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Here are 5 ways to avoid getting sick with Influenza viruses. Sick people should really stay in bed for two reasons: themselves and others. This means avoid touching your nose, eyes and eyelids, and mouth. 4. Get Vaccinated. Basically, stop and smell the roses. You 're as helpful to others as you are yourself.

Avoiding the Flu : 10 Tricks to Keep Your Home Flu -Free. Since this finger touches some of the germiest surfaces (your cell phone keypad, your remote control buttons) it's not one to ignore. The longest you should wait before changing out your sheets is two weeks, but weekly is better.

Of course, it's not always possible to avoid touching germ-ridden surfaces, so the important thing is to avoid touching your face with dirty hands.

"Help prevent getting a cold by being careful not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth when you've been in public spaces, as this can transfer the virus to yourself," she added.

And if you want to boost your chances of dodging germs, then consider investing in a protective nasal spray...

"When cough and cold seasons strikes, make sure you're prepared by keeping a nasal spray close to hand to help fight the first signs of cold and flu symptoms," she added.

Well, we'll definitely give it a go!

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But how to avoid to getting the flu in the first place? Medical experts say if you want to avoid the flu , you should also avoid touching these seven things: airplane food trays “It’s kind of impossible to avoid every surface for 24 hours during flu season when people are touching everything.

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