And so is the dreaded flu season where the chorus of noses blown and chesty or dry coughs are heard all around us.
Colds and flu are viral infections which are spread via droplets in the air (from coughing or sneezing). The droplets of fluids can hover in the air and be inhaled by anyone or they can land on a surface, causing the surface to become infectious.
Here are a few ways you can prevent the dreaded cold and flu.
- Get a flu vaccination
- Wash your hands regularly with soapy water
- Sneeze and cough into tissues and dispose of them immediately
- Keep common surface areas clean such as phones, keyboards etc.
- Avoid sharing drinks and food with others
There are many medications that can help relieve symptoms of a cold and flu,. These include tablets that can contain phenylephrine, pseudoephedrine, paracetamol and ibuprofen.
Along with medications there are also many vitamins and supplements available at pharmacies that can help boost your immune system, prevent colds and decrease the duration of a cold. Echinacea, Zinc, Vitamin C, Olive leaf extract are just a few of these supplements.
Some of the medications, vitamins and supplements to help treat a cold or flu can be large and difficult to swallow especially when symptoms can include a sore throat and swollen glands. With the help of myLiquitab you can convert your solid dose medication into a pleasant tasting liquid that is easy to swallow.
Myliquitab takes the worry out of you swallowing large cold and flu tablets and lets you focus on getting better sooner.