Welcome to autumn—a favorite time of year for many of us. The temperature is cooling down, depending where you live, and outbreaks of colds and flu are starting, no matter where you live. Just curious: Which one of these does not sound like something you’d enjoy this fall?
If you picked “D,” you’re in luck! We have a checklist to help you stay healthy this flu season. Let’s get started with the basics:
If you get either virus, over-the-counter antihistamines, decongestants, cough suppressants, and pain relievers can help ease symptoms such as:
To clear your nose and help you breathe:
Within the first 24 hours after the onset of a cold, you can try taking zinc lozenges or syrup to shorten the duration if you’re otherwise healthy (be sure to clear this with your primary care physician first).*
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Here’s that checklist of tips to help you avoid getting sick this season. Stay well!Get the checklist
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