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HOW TO AVOID GETTING THE FLU

Wash hands often: before and after patient contact: after shaking hands: after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Use alcohol-based hand rubs when you are not able to wash with soap and water. Keep your work area clean: wipe down your work area often with approved disinfectants. Cough Etiquette; Cover coughs & sneezes into a tissue or your sleeve around your elbow

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IS IT THE FLU?  YOU MAY EXPERIENCE SOME IF NOT ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Body Aches

  • Cough

  • Fatigue (feeling tired)

  • Fever

  • Headaches

  • Stuffy or Runny Nose

  • Sore Throat

HOW TO TREAT YOUR FLU SYMPTOMS:

 

  • Antiviral drug such as Tamiflu (See your healthcare provider)

  • Bed rest

  • Lots of fluids - it is very important to not get dehydrated

  • Over the counter, pain reliever's such as Tylenol or Advil, decongestant and Cough Medicine