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Many people believe that you can only catch a cold or the flu during the winter. While the number of people getting these viruses rises during this time, you can still get sick during the warmer months too. This is why it’s so important to know how to protect your family all year round.  Cold and flu symptoms do generally disappear after a few days. But sometimes they can develop into more severe conditions such as bronchitis and sinus infections. None of us want to see our children or partner become ill and uncomfortable. So take a look at these protection techniques are start using them today.

Take supplements

There are a number of supplements available that you and your family can take to boost your immune systems. This is an effective way of preventing colds, flu and a number of other viruses.

Zinc, Vitamin E, and even Garlic supplements have all be found to help the prevention of colds and increase immunity function. Ginseng Gold capsules have also been found to boost the immune system. But these are unsuitable for children to consume. These supplements can also help to reduce the amount of time you are sick if you already have a cold. Always talk to your doctor or get advice from a pharmacist before taking supplements of any kind. You should also ensure you follow the recommended dosage and instructions carefully.

Wash your hands

Hand washing if another excellent preventative measure that your whole family can take part in. You can get exposed to flu and cold viruses by shaking hands, touching door handles or even picking up an item in a store. This is why they are so easy to pass around and why you should make an effort to wash your hands more. Particularly before you eat. Buy an antibacterial soap and a soft scrubbing brush for each member of your family. Show your kids how to scrub their hands while also paying attention to under their nails. You shouldn’t have to do this for more than thirty seconds. To keep your kids focused, get them to sing a song while to do it. Encourage them to do this regularly to ensure their hands are clean and virus free.

Clean your home

When a cold or flu virus enters your home, it can linger on your surfaces for a long time. Even the smallest amount can lead to a serious cold. This is why it’s so crucial for you to clean your home regularly. You can use sprays and cleaners that are designed to kill germs and bacteria throughout your home. Remember to pay attention to areas which your family often use, such as light switches, TV remotes, and tabletops. This will reduce the risk of your family getting sick as well as making your home look and smell amazing. Keeping your home clean and hygienic will also improve your chances of a speedy recovery if you have a cold already.

Prevention is always the best form of defense against common cold and flu viruses. So take what you have learned from this guide and use it to protect your family, not matter what the season is.