Cold and flu are powerful viruses that are spread easily between people. It’s important to do everything you can to prevent the spread of germs and viruses so that you – and your family - don’t get sick. Flu can also cause mild to severe complications, especially for at-risk groups like young children and the elderly.
So how to prevent a cold and flu? The best way of illness prevention is, to begin with the basic practices like:
- Disinfecting surfaces with Lizol Surface Cleaner or any other disinfectant
- Washing your hands regularly
- Getting flu vaccines
Cold and Flu Prevention Tips
The basic steps for preventing the spread of germs that cause cold are:
- Practice frequent and thorough hand washing.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces regularly with Lizol All Purpose Power Cleaner
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, and throw the used tissues in the trash.
- Follow basic health habits to help fight off viruses that cause cold.
CDC recommends the following steps to help prevent becoming sick with the flu:
- Get vaccinated; the best protection we have against the flu.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw it in the trash after use.
- Stay away from people who are sick.
- Regular handwashing with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Reduce germs on surfaces like bedside tables, bathroom surfaces, kitchen counters with Lizol All Purpose Power Cleaner. (Follow label directions to disinfect properly)
- Try to avoid contact with those who are sick. Quarantine them in a separate room, if possible. Throw tissues and other disposable items used by a sick person into the trash.
Proper hygiene is critical in reducing the risk of contracting the flu. And if there is an outbreak in your area, do follow public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds and other social distancing measures.
Seasonal Flu Vaccine
Getting vaccinated is the best protection against contracting the flu.