November 30, 2010
Flu Season Tips
FLU SEASON TIPS
Flu season is in full swing. To stave off the body chills and nausea, review these and other recommendations presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Go to http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/preventing.htm for a full list of tips about how to avoid the flu this year.
-- People with flu-like symptoms should stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever subsides.
-- High-risk groups should consider talking with their doctor about antiviral drugs, which help treat the flu. These prescription pills, liquids and inhaled powders should be used within the first two days of symptoms.
-- Everyone 6 months of age and older should get vaccinated against the flu.
Go to http://www.valdosta.edu/health/ or call 229-333-5886 to make a flu shot appointment at the Student Health Center.