Avoiding Sickness

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Leonela Cabral, Staff Writer

Trying to stay healthy and in school while dodging airborne sicknesses trying to invade your system? Here are some ways to avoid getting sick and getting better if you are already sick. The flu is the most active during the months of December, January, February, and March.  Influenza tracker

Ways to keep your immune system strong to avoid getting sick

  • Washing your hands
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sneezing or coughing into your inner elbow

Over the Counter Medicines

  • Theraflu
  • Emergen-C
  • Tylenol
  •  Ibuprofen

Traditional Treatments

  • Just resting is the best way to get rid of a sickness, your body needs time to fight off the germs in your immune system.
  • Drinking water keeps your body hydrated to flush out toxins in your body.
  • Drinking orange juice adds vitamin C into your system which shortens the duration of the sickness.
  • Taking a hot shower helps clear the nasal passage with the hot steam.
  • Eating chicken soup, this helps with inflammation in the body
  • Drinking tea

Or getting a flu shot at your local hospital or medical center can help prevent the spreading and gain of any seasonal illnesses