MISSION, Kan., December 19, 2018 / PRNewswire / – (Family Features) As the temperature drops, the risk of disease increases, such as colds and flu. Every year, millions of Americans suffer from symptoms ranging from cough, sneezing and congestion to aches, fever and vomiting that make them feel less than 100 percent.
While you may not be able to completely avoid illness, you can take measures to protect yourself from colds and severe bugs like flu.
This cool and influential season, keep hand-held by thermometers that can help you quickly diagnose fever to humidifiers and heated blankets that can help shorten your recovery time.
If a cold or influenza virus happens to meet you or a family member this winter, it is important to consult a medical professional with some health issues. Find more tips to fight disease.
Simple, accurate temperature readings
Many parents add speed, accuracy and ease of use at the top of the list when choosing the perfect thermometer. Think of Vicks RapidRead Digital Thermometer, which consistently provides a professionally accurate temperature reading in Fahrenheit or Celsius in just two seconds. To help interpret fever, the Precision InSight feature contains site-specific, color-coded guidance, because the temperature is recorded differently between oral, rectal or forearm reading. Find more information on.
A warm and comfortable night's sleep
Sleep is necessary to let your body recover, especially when you feel during the weather. A heated blanket or mattress paddle can provide natural pain relief and help to relax sore muscles, relieve tension, promote blood flow and increase body temperature to fight fever that often accompanies colds and flu. Often the washer and dryer, with varying temperature settings and available in different sizes to fit almost all beds, a heated blanket can help you have a good night's sleep and wake up feeling updated.
Fight dry winter air
The cold, dry winter air is an ideal breeding ground for the influenza virus. But with the help of a humidifier you can add moisture to the air, fight cold and flu symptoms and help prevent dryness and irritation in many body parts, such as skin, nose, throat and lips. Some air humidifiers also offer a variety of tank sizes and features to fit almost any room in your home, including smart features, rotary fog lights, programmable timer and auto shutdown when they run out of water.
Reduce airborne bacteria
Because the influenza virus can survive for up to 48 hours outside the body, good personal hygiene can play an important role in preventing the spread of bacteria. One way to do that is to cough or sneeze in facial tissues, which can help reduce the amount of bacteria released into the air. There are also antibacterial, aloe vera and eucalyptus variants available, which provide extra cold and influenza-fighting effects while avoiding dry skin from excess nose that often accompanies disease.
Heat up with a hydrating beverage
Hydration is an important part of recovering from almost any disease, and hot drinks such as tea can help relieve a cough or pain in the throat by simulating salivation and secretion, which can help calm and lubricate the throat. Having a high-quality pot on the hand that warns you when your hot water is ready can ensure that relief from a hot drink is never more than a few minutes away.
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