Monday, February 11, 2008

Avoiding the flu

February is usually a coughing, hacking, sniffling month in our house. I am terribly susceptible to bronchitis--It's a joke with my Internist that I have a standing yearly appointment with him in February--and would love for once to avoid it. Here are a few things we're doing that have (so far) helped us ward off the "weedie-beasties", as our son likes to call them.

1. Wash hands!
2. Change bathroom hand towels daily.
3. Change kitchen towels and dishcloth daily.
4. Run toothbrushes, brush holder, and bathroom cups through the dishwasher at least once a week.
5. Wash all towels in hot water.
6. Drink plenty of water and eat plenty of veggies.

One last one just for fun and definitely not advocated in our home, apparently Austrian lung specialist Dr. Friedrich Bischinger says that eating your boogies will do the trick! Yuk!


Sharon said...

Ok, the booger thing is just gross. Mitchell usually gets the flu the last week of January or first week of February. This year it hasn't hit yet. Counting our blessings. This time of year is just dreadful. Wash hands, wash hands, wsh hands

Kim said...

I've been sick for two months now, can't seem to shake it.

No way would I eat a booger!!!

anika said...

Dr. Deatherage has the most amazing echinacea and cough medicine, it really works....
unless you are stuck in a hotel surrounded by ill persons who cough directly on you with NO consideration whatsoever.....