How to Avoid Swine Flu

Swine flu (also known as the H1N1 virus) should be taken seriously. Swine flu cases have popped up in multiple countries, but public panic is something that can only make a situation about illnesses worse. Taking a rational and systematic approach to avoiding swine flu is the best way to avoid panic and it’s also the best way to avoid H1N1.

  1. Wash your hands with soap and water whenever possible. In order to avoid the swine flu, do not touch any part of your face. Doorknobs, phones, money and light switches are typical places to find germs.
  2. Wash produce before eating it. It has not been proven that the H1N1 virus is transmitted through vegetables and other food stock. Despite this, clean and rinse all produce with water to be on the safe side.
  3. Eat foods that are good for your immune system. Carrots, garlic, fish, and anything with Vitamin C are places to start. Sugar is something to avoid, which means that junk food is not on the menu.
  4. Do not let the swine flu pandemic stress you out. Under stress, the body’s immune system can weaken and open up to illness. Instead of worrying, find something healthy to occupy your time with. Yoga, listening to music, deep breathing, and exercise are among the options.
  5. Get a full night’s sleep. Sleep is an unavoidable part of keeping the body in good shape. When you get enough rest your ability to fight a sickness is increased. Make an appointment to see a doctor if you are having trouble getting the slumber you need.
  6. How to Avoid the Swine Flu

    How to Avoid the Swine Flu

    Do not share foods or drinks with other people. Infection from shared items is one of the ways that the swine flu is spread. Sanitize plates, cups and utensils with soap and hot water before using them again. Do not eat any food that somebody else has touched with unclean hands beforehand.
  7. Avoid contact with sick people unless necessary. The swine flu can be transmitted through touching and close contact. The exception to this rule can be when caring for the sick person. In all other instances you should keep your distance at all times.
  8. Wear a surgical or respiratory mask while outside of your home. It will take time to adjust, but the benefits to your health will make it worth the trouble. Expensive masks will be able to filter out the germs at a higher rate. Choose what works for your family.
  9. Be aware of outbreaks in your community. If there have been reports, avoid any public areas. This includes airports, shopping malls, restaurants and parks. If a person is recovering from the swine flu it may take days for it to leave their system. Only go to these places if it is necessary.
  10. Carry a container of hand sanitizer in your purse or bag. If a bathroom is not available to use to wash your hands, this works as well. It is available in both liquid and wipes form. Use the wipe form for wiping down anything somebody else has touched.

And that’s how to avoid Swine Flu.

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