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5 tips for Managing FLU Season

Tips for Managing FLU Season Flu season has started and will last until next April. What can you do to avoid the flu this year or best deal with it if it hits? These tips will help you manage flu season and stay as healthy as possible. Cold or Flu? Cold and flu symptoms are similar. A flu comes on faster than a cold. There are more flu signs, and your pain can be much more severe. Watch for these flu symptoms: Muscle Nausea soreness Sore Fatigue throat Sweating Fever Diarrhea Sneezing Chills Joint pain Runny Vomiting nose Coughing Headache Everyone is susceptible to the flu, but people with weaker immune systems and those who interact with large numbers of people are most at risk. Prevention Steps Regularly clean high-use surfaces in bathrooms and kitchens with a Wash hands Cough or sneeze into Get a flu after coughing or sneezing vaccine your elbow water and bleach solution Use sanitizing wipes on shared items, such as toys, keyboards and Wash hands after using shared items remotes Get a Flu Vaccine Flu shots and nasal vaccines can cause some mild symptoms for a day or two, but they don't cause the flu. Based on your age and health, your vaccine choices are: Killed virus Live virus Shots Nasal vaccine spray vad Check with a health professional to get the right vaccine for each person in your family. Children under 10 years of age might be best protected with two vaccines during flu season. Treating the Flu Home treatments for the flu include lots of rest and fluids. You can ease discomfort with cold compresses, a cool bath and a non-aspirin pain reliever (if it's OK'd by your doctor). If your symptoms are severe or last more than a few days, seek medical help. See a doctor if your fever reaches 104°F or if you're caring for a child with a fever that reaches 102°F. Where to Get a Flu Vaccine Family doctor Hospital or clinic Pharmacy Urgent care center Grocers with pharmacies, like Kroger, make it easy to combine getting a flu shot with making your weekly shopping trip. At Kroger, you can avoid pharmacy lines by making an appointment in advance at TheLittleClinic.com, Kroger's healthcare website. A Kroger pharmacist can help you choose the right vaccine type, and Kroger will donate one meal to Feeding America for every flu shot purchased. (Kroger

5 tips for Managing FLU Season

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Flu season has started and will last until next April. What can you do to avoid the flu this year or best deal with it if it hits? These tips will help you manage flu season and stay healthy as possible.

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