*Loiselle Insurance Agency would like to dedicate this post to all the unaffected, previously affected, and affected persons of the flu…we will persevere! ;D*
The time has come when the sound of a cough sends even the least germophobic of people into a frenzy. Your first instinct would be to merge yourself to the wall at such a speed Edward Cullen would be jealous of, empty twelve containers of Purell onto that person (and everything they have touched within the past week), and attempt to exterminate every germ on the guilty cougher (both internally and externally) with numerous cans of Lysol. Although we completely understand—what, with poor Janet and Larry coughing in unison over here while working—the need to treat the flu season like the Silent Armageddon/Plague, please…don’t do this. It is this particular reason we have put together a list of items and tips to keep amongst your flu survival kit.
1. Don’t touch everything!
When you go to the store, unless you really have to put your hands on it, stay away from it. Somebody else could have gone waltzing by and touched it while they were sick or just blown their nose. If you do happen to touch it, consult your good friend Purell or Germ-X.
2. Keep a container of Purell!
As previously stated, consult Purell. If you cough into your hand—always cough into the nook of your elbow—consult Purell; if you blow your nose, consult Purell; if you have been out all day in contact with everything tangible and abstract, consult Purell (it would be more beneficial to you if your wash your hands with soap and warm water).
3. Theraflu Tea time!
Tea will help your throat and prevent cold from settling in your throat.
4. Clorox or Lysol Disinfectant Wipes (they work wonders)!
After you have been touching everything throughout work, clean your area at the end of the day with disinfectant wipes. This will help to prevent the spread of germs from you. If there has been someone sick in your home, use these wipes to clean door knobs, faucet handles, cabinet pulls, refrigerator handles, stove knobs, toilet handles, and shower bars, all of the places that get touched often by all of the members of your household.
5. Nyquil and Dayquil
You never know if after all your perseverance and trying if actually will get sick, so it would be convenient to already have Nyquil and Dayquil in your house. This will prevent you from having to drive to the store while you’re sick.
It never hurts to keep a fluffy Kleenex in your kit. A runny nose can strike at any time—in which case you should run after it, but then, some run faster than others. Do not forget to dispose of your tissues immediately, don’t leave them sitting on your desk, your bedside table, or in your jacket pocket. Wash your hands, or refer back to the Purell section above, after each tissue encounter.
And if after all this you still succumb to the menacing germs that awaited your fall like a lioness awaits it’s prey, stay home and rest! Good luck my friend and feel better!