22 Low-Cost Flu Fighters

With H1N1 going around and the vaccine in short supply (even the seasonal flu vaccine is hard to come by in some areas), you may want to find other ways to protect yourself this season. While nothing (not even the vaccine) is 100% guaranteed to keep you from getting the flu, there are many steps you can take (most of them free or very low cost) to up your chances of staying well. Most of this is probably stuff your mother told you, but it bears repeating:

Wash your hands: Wash often, with soap, and for longer than you think you need to (about the length of time it takes you to sing the ABC song). Get under the nails and between your fingers. You don’t have to use special anti-bacterial


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One Response to 22 Low-Cost Flu Fighters

  1. Hilary says:

    Along the lines of keeping the house clean, it’s a good idea to open up the windows to your house every once in a while to air it out. In the summer this is not as much of a problem since it’s warm, but in the winter when it’s colder you have to make more of an effort. I try to open up my windows if it’s a bit warmer and sunny. I open them when I’m about to head out and usually close them right when I get home.

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