How I Fight the Cold and Flu Season

I love the fall for many reasons. When living in Mass, I would admire the beautiful colors of the leaves as they changed from green to orange, yellow, red and brown. I also love the cooler temperatures that come with the fall as I am not too fond of hot, sticky humid weather. One part about the fall, I do not look forward to is kids getting colds and the flu. Years ago, I would just go about the day and figure it is going to happen and nothing we can do about it, which is partly true, however, I found that by sanitizing more helped reduce the duration as well as how many colds we got. I have been using sanitizing wipes for years now and honestly, I rarely get sick.

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People claim that over-use of antibacterial wipes and sanitizing too often can kill the good bacteria leading to now being able to fight off the bad bacteria, well, there is some truth to that statement, but do you really want to go to the grocery store and handle the cart handles after a snotty nosed kid touched it with his hands? I do not think so! Carrying around sanitizing wipes has always been the best option for me because I always have them wherever I go. Sometimes when I go to my local grocery store, they are out of them and to be frank, I used to freak out and I would run to the bathroom to watch my hands and use one of the paper towels to wipe off the handle. I know it sounds crazy to some of you, but I do not want others germs all over me. Now, I am not like Howie Mandel a germaphobe, but maybe I am close. At home, if my kids come down with a cold, yes, I wipe down the door handles with sanitizing wipes. In addition, since I share my computer with my daughter, I use it on my mouse and keyboard. I feel so much cleaner when I use them and do not get that heebie jeebie feeling when I do not. At the end of the day we all do the best we can for our family and I just wanted to share with you how I reduce the chances of getting sick this time of year.


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  1. Danika says:

    Hey there ! Brilliant strategy; everyone's been sick this year and I have not. I clean my desks at school and wash my hands thoroughly before every meal and make sure not to touch my face at all during the day.

    Exercise. sleep and diet help a lot !! Thanks for this.

    Not falling is super east. Be well (:

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