Tips for cold and flu season


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Teddy bear concept for cold and flu season with thermometer, tissues and medication

Erin Dublin, Staff Writer

Flu season is just around the corner, and students at BPHS are already getting sick. Flu season often begins increasing in October, and it is at its worst from December through February.

Here are some tips to get you through those cold, sick months.

  1. Carry hand sanitizer. It’s never a bad idea to keep a bottle of hand sanitizer in your backpack or purse. You never know when you’ll need it.
  2. Always wash your hands. You may think hand sanitizer washes your hands, but it’s only a temporary solution. Make sure you wash your hands thoroughly throughout the day.
  3. Don’t share drink bottles (GROSS!). But do stay hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids especially water and Gatorade.
  4. Wear a hoodie and pants if it’s cold out. Some boys like to wear shorts all year round, but that’s a good way to get sick and it gets pretty cold.
  5. Try and stay away from kids who are sick. It can be a little hard but try to steer clear of those who are sick; it could seriously help you.
  6. Stay home if you’re already sick. The school nurses highly suggest you stay home if you’re sick to avoid the spreading of germs and sickness through the school.

At BPHS, we need our student body happy and healthy, and with these tips, you can stay protected from that nasty, sick season. Good luck, BPHS!

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