As I travelled back from Sydney this weekend I lost count of how many coughs, sneezes and sniffles I heard.
Respiratory viral infections are spread by aerosol transmission - coughing, sneezing or even talking. They will mostly get better alone with good old fashioned TLC. If you are unwell consider staying home so that the virus doesn’t spread to others and no doubt your workmates will also be happy that they won’t get sick too.
Strict hygiene is important if you are sick, sneezing into a tissue, throwing away used tissues and washing hands regularly are a must.
If you’re symptoms aren’t settling, have any concerns or if you even need a sick note pop down and see me in clinic.
Let’s all do our part to prevent transmission of the common cold.💪 Take care and stay healthy 😘
So far this year rates of flu virus have almost doubled from what they were during the same time last year.
Most people will recover from the flu, however young children and older adults may be seriously affected. Symptoms can include feeling shivery with fever 🤒, headache 🤕, muscle aches, sore throat, sneezing 🤧, tiredness and a dry cough. If you are concerned about these symptoms or they worsen it is important to seek medical advice immediately.
There are some easy steps to avoid getting the flu, from the flu vaccination, to covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough, washing your hands regularly particularly after being in communal areas like the toilet, cleaning surfaces regularly at home and avoiding close contact with others when you’re not feeling well.
So with the school holidays about to kick off are you protected from the flu? 😷