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    Preventing and treating cold and flu this winter

    Preventing and Treating Cold & Flu this Winter

    As we head into the middle of the year, the cold, wintery chill begins and along with that comes the sniffles and sneezes of cold and flu season. In this article, we will look at a few different things you can do to help keep yourself, your family and everyone around you protected and relieved through these cold winter months and all year round.

     

    In this guide

    In this guide

    Preventing cold & flu

    Wash your hands
    This is very important whether you’re at home looking after the kids or sitting at a desk from nine till five. No matter where we are, we all come into contact with countless germs throughout the day. Washing your hands is an essential way to get rid of these nasty germs before they get into our system, potentially leading to cold and flu symptoms. Getting into the habit of washing your hands properly and regularly is very important.

    You should wash your hands with warm water for at least 20 seconds making sure to scrub the backs of your hands, between your fingers and under your nails with soap. Try to dry your hands with a disposable tissue afterwards as reusable hand towels can spread germs if they have been in contact with someone who has a cold or flu.

    Try to keep your hands away from your face as much as you can because germs can enter your body through your eyes, nose and mouth.

    Live a healthy lifestyle
    Looking after your own health will help ensure that your immune system stays at its strongest to help fight off cold and flu germs. Simple everyday things like making sure you are getting all the nutrients and vitamins you need from your diet are very important. Also, work on getting a good night’s sleep so that your body is able to rest and reset properly as well as exercises to help keep your body fit and healthy.

    Relieving cold & flu symptoms

    Gargle with salt water
    If you are suffering from a cold or flu and have a sore throat, gargling with a homemade mouthwash of warm salty water can help to bring short-term relief.

    Nurofen Cold & Flu Tablets
    If you are looking for cold and flu relief, Nurofen Cold & Flu PE tablets can help ease your symptoms. Nurofen Cold & Flu PE Tablets contain two active ingredients, ibuprofen and phenylephrine hydrochloride which help to relieve the symptoms of cold and flu, such as headache, aches and pains, fever, sore throat and nasal or sinus congestion.

    Don’t let cold and flu slow you down. Look after your body to help ensure that it is in the optimal condition to fight off germs and if you develop symptoms speak to your doctor.

    This article is for general information only and not intended as a substitute for medical advice. All information presented on these web pages is not meant to diagnose or prescribe. In all health-related matters, always consult your healthcare professional.

    This medicine may not be right for you. Read the label before purchase. Follow the directions for use. Incorrect use could be harmful. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.

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