Viruses are constantly changing, causing new strains to appear on a regular basis. If we have had the flu in the last season, our body is able to fight that specific strain, so if the current virus is similar to the one we have already faced (due to illness or vaccination), those antibodies could prevent the infection, or visibly reduce its severity. Everything will depend on the virus that we face come the new season.
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The best way to prevent the flu is to maintain a healthy and balanced diet, with hydration and rest being very important. Some vitamin supplements (for example with vitamin C) can also be of great help, taken within the first few days from the onset of the disease.
That said, the health recommendations indicate the following prevention and control measures to prevent contracting the flu and/or to help prevent the spread of the contagion:
- Annual influenza vaccination is the main method of prevention.
- Wash your hands often, especially important in children, who tend to touch everything and then put their hands in their mouths.
- Do not share objects that may be contaminated such as cutlery, glasses, towels, etc.
- Frequent cleaning and disinfection of commonly used objects.
- Avoid contact with other sick people.
- Cover your nose and mouth with your forearm or a handkerchief when coughing or sneezing.
- Drink a lot of liquid, even if you don’t feel like it and, especially, if you also have diarrhea.
- Rest enough time at night.
- Ventilate every room in the house daily.
However, for the first symptoms of flu, we advise you to go to the health personnel to be assessed and prescribed the correct treatment to follow.
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