These days people take their phones with them everywhere they go, from the gym to the bathroom and then to the dinner table and even to bed. I know married couples who don’t spend that much time together.
So, throughout your day, you inevitably shake hands, touch doorknobs and staircase railings – and then you touch your phone and put it against your face.
Viruses are known to live on inanimate objects like phones, particularly in colder climates and seasons (because heat kills viruses) so we need to be aware of to whom we share or pass our phone.
With flu season in full swing, it’s crucial that we keep our phones germ-free. The flu has been spreading fast across the country this year, with more than half of states reporting widespread activity. In fact, this year’s flu outbreak is one of the worst in a decade, says the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Having said that, here are some tips from AT&T.
- If you are sick and experiencing flu symptoms, do not share your phone and stay home to avoid infecting others. Keep your germs to yourself.
- Avoid sick people. If you share your phone with friends or family, be careful, you may be sharing more than just your phone, you may be spreading a virus!
- Wash your hands frequently. Washing your hands and face frequently really helps in keeping virus germs in check. If soap and water are not available, then use disinfectant like hand sanitizer.
- Wash your phone! If you think it has been contaminated, disinfect your phone. Use a wrung-out disinfectant wipe or spray a paper towel with disinfectant. Don’t spray the phone. (Remember that washing your hands and then touching a dirty phone or keypad is self-limiting).
- Try using a Bluetooth device or other hands-free headset, minimizing your keypad-to-face exposure
- Don’t – please don’t – use your phone in a restroom. Some things can wait!
For more information about flu prevention and symptoms click here.
But if you are sick....
Your body is one of the most sophisticated healing machines in the world so long as your immune system is functioning correctly. There are a myriad of tinctures and herbs which aid in prevention, curing and boosting your immune system. Personally, I take Colloidal Silver during the flu season. A teaspoon every other day along with immune boosting tinctures and herbs have kept me healthy even in the middle of a room full of fluzies. (Pardon the pun)
Note: You should, however, consult your doctor and read up on it first if you’re considering taking Colloidal Silver. There can be side-effects.
But, for an herbal kit and more information on home/homeopathic remedies, I recommend the Natural News Store. Here you’ll find a cornucopia of information and products.
They’re not all cheap, but certainly better than $100s & $100s spent at the doctor’s office.
That’s it for now. Stay safe and healthy this flu season guys and gals.