Cough and Cold Season
It is time to start thinking about cough and cold, and flu prevention as we head into the fall and winter seasons. Make sure you get a flu shot--preferably before the end of November so you are protected when the flu usually starts to spread in late December. If you are sick--stay home to avoid infecting others. If you have a cold--make sure to cover your cough, wash your hands thoroughly and frequently, and don't touch your nose or face without washing your hands. Consider going through your medicine cabinet before cough and cold season starts and replenish it with a cough suppressant, a decongestant an antihistamine, and some cough drops. If you do this now, you will have at home what you need to treat your cold if you would come down with one. The last thing you want to do when you are sick is go to the pharmacy to pick up medications. Also, now it the time to stock up on Kleenex, hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes!