Dec. 22, 2018
Cold and flu are contagious respiratory illnesses that spread through droplets in the air. These droplets are made when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. You can catch a cold or flu simply by being near a sick person or by touching a surface where droplets are present. According to the CDC, people with flu can spread it to others up to 6 feet away! So, what can you do to stay healthy this fall? We outline 5 easy tips below.
While it’s possible to get the flu year-round, the fall and winter months are prime flu season (and staying indoors makes it even easier to pass illnesses on to the people you love).
Certain populations are at a higher risk of having serious flu-related complications, including pregnant women, children younger than 5 years old, children with chronic medical conditions and anyone who lives with any of the above mentioned populations. Our physician, Dr. Jane Wilson, recommends the following:
Even with the best precautions, you might still come down with the flu. If you’re suffering from symptoms such as a stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, cough, headache, and/or body aches, head into Family Doctor Private Clinic today. We can evaluate your illness and get you the care you need.
I am Dr. Jane Wilson, a family physician and the founder of Family Doctor, a private healthcare clinic in San Diego, CA. I aim to get all my patients and their families healthy - and making sure they stay that way. As an experienced physician, I combine biological, clinical and behavioral science to provide care that's high-quality.get free consultation