Broken Arrow Family Drug blog
Beat the flu before it hits!
The flu has arrived, and it’s early this year!
We’re seeing just a few cases of patients testing positive for the flu virus. Usually when we see cases starting, it isn’t long before it spreads like wildfire. It’s important to know a few things about the flu, in order to prevent becoming a victim.
First, the symptoms of the flu are:
*A 100 degree or higher fever
*A cough and/or sore throat
*A runny or stuffy nose
*Headaches and/or body aches
*Nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea (usually in children)
If you have these symptoms already, there are medications available that will shorten the duration of the flu IF YOU SEEK TREATMENT WITHIN 48 HOURS OF YOUR INITIAL SYMPTOMS. If you wait after the 48-hour period, then you will have to manage the symptoms until the infection runs its course. Our pharmacists will be more than happy to help you select the right over-the-counter products for your symptoms.
Most importantly, if you are sick – STAY HOME! The flu is primarily spread by person-to-person contact. Every time you cough, sneeze, or talk, you are spreading the virus to those close to you.
If you want to prevent the flu in your home, here are a few tips.
First, it’s not too late to get your flu shot. After receiving the vaccine, it will take 2 weeks to build up immunity.
Keep your distance from those who are sick. The CDC recommends staying a distance of 6 feet from those who have the flu.
Hand washing is extremely important. The flu virus is spread both through the air and through contact. Use an anti-bacterial soap, or keep an alcohol-based hand sanitizer nearby.
Broken Arrow Family Drug keeps a full line of cough, cold and flu products in stock for your healthcare needs. If you are one of those unfortunate enough to have caught the flu, we have what you need to help feel better.
50% off all Good Neighbor brand cough and cold products through the month of February.