What To Do When The Flu Hits Your Home
Flu season can be brutal. If one member of your family contracts it, it can spread to other members quickly. The moment you realize someone is suffering from the flu, you should take the place of a germ detective and begin precaution measures immediately to prevent anyone else from contracting the virus.
Here are some things you should do right away:
Disinfect Common Targets
Disinfect all surfaces in your home that you and other family members touch every day. These include railings, light switches, doorknobs, refrigerator door handle, and kitchen drawer pulls. From there, sanitize your TV remotes, phones, and computer keyboards to prevent further infection. Also, don’t forget to disinfect your car by wiping down the dashboard controls, steering wheels, door handles, and gear shifts using disinfectant wipes or spray.
Be Careful with the Laundry
Washing bedding, towels, and sheets is a great way to ensure the spread of the flu virus is minimized. But as you do the laundry, don’t let yourself catch those germs. Do not “hug” that dirty laundry when carrying it. Instead, use a hamper or a basket and ensure that you wash your hands thoroughly after you load the laundry to the washer.
Wash Your Hands Regularly
Disinfecting your home is only one part of the equation. You need to supplement it with regular hand hygiene. Use soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub to keep your hands clean. This helps stop the spread of pathogens and viruses.
Pay Attention to the Bathroom
The bathroom is the main camp for all the germs in your home. Don’t leave anything to chance when protecting yourself and other family members from getting the flu. Start by spraying and scrubbing the faucets, bowls, and handles, and then work on your toilet seat as well as the handle.
Get Fresh Air
Enclose places are dangerous when it comes to spreading of the flu virus. Start by opening your windows to let some fresh air roll in your house.
These are common survival tactics you should consider adopting to prevent the spread of the flu virus in your home. If you have a family member who’s already sick, consider our Flu Fighter IV, which boosts the immune system so patients can prevent contraction, or fight flu and other bacterial invaders for a quick recovery.