Sandra Toth of Wanda Beach Pharmacy helps with winter colds and flu

Pharmacist Sandra Toth says wash your hands with soap and water. Photo by Marian Sampson
Pharmacist Sandra Toth says wash your hands with soap and water.
Photo by Marian Sampson

 

WINTER is the time for colds and flu.

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The old, the young and those with weakened immune systems are impacted hardest by the germs that spread through coughing and sneezing.

You can minimise your risk of catching a lurgy.

NSW Department of Health says there are things we can do to help avoiding the flu.

You should always cover your face when you cough or sneeze, preferably with a tissue that you can put in the bin.

If you don’t have a tissue, cough into your elbow.

We should all wash our hands thoroughly and often, especially after we cough, sneeze or blow our noses.

If you can’t wash your hands then use an alcohol-based hand rub.

Stay at home until you’re well.

Wait at least 24 hours after your fever resolves so you that you are unlikely to infect other people.

Keep sick children away from school and other activities.

Pharmacist Sandra Toth of Wanda Beach Pharmacy told News Of The Area, “To prevent colds and flu you can’t beat washing your hands with soap and water.”

“If you do get sick, get plenty of rest and drink lots of fluids.”

“Your community pharmacist is available to help you to manage symptoms,” she said.

 

By Marian SAMPSON

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