Can you believe it’s already time to prepare for another flu season?
It feels like we just wrapped up the last one, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it’s time to prepare for the 2018-2019 flu season now, especially coming off of a horrible season that killed more children than any other non-pandemic year on record.
Dr. Bond's guest, Dr. Ken Redcross, board-certified internal medicine physician and author of Bond: The 4 Cornerstones of a Lasting and Caring Relationship with Your Doctor, says if just one person in your household comes down with the flu, it can just take a few hours for it to spread to everyone. In fact, it only takes one sick person’s cough to spread 2,000 virus-laden droplets into the air.
Having a strong immune system is key to protection and keeping it clean from the inside out, including your environmental surroundings, can make the difference in whether or not you will catch flu.
Dr. Redcross joins Dr. Bond to explain how tackling influenza room-by-room in your home can keep those unwanted house guests (aka: germs) from invading your space and thus lower your chances of getting sick this season.
He also provides tips on what you can do to prevent the flu in the kitchen, living room, bathroom and bedroom (e.g. flu-fighting foods, natural disinfectant and antibacterial wipes, one-use paper towels and bedding).