It’s rare that we have to start talking about cold and flu season in September. But with so many kids hospitalized with cold-like symptoms (and many more kids, and likely adults, experiencing non-urgent symptoms), it’s worth a chat.
Technically, it’s not yet cold & flu season—we’re just smack in the middle of Enterovirus season—which should end around Halloween (that’s when it usually does, although given we’ve got an unusual, still spreading outbreak, there’s a chance something’s different this year, or that a few cases will continue to pop up because of how many are affected).
And a colder, longer winter is predicted, so this Enterovirus outbreak may be just a harbinger of more colds to come.
Enterovirus (and specifically EV-D68) infects the gastrointestinal tract—so it’s main mode of transmission is unwashed hands. But it has mostly respiratory symptoms (coughing, fever, runny nose, and sneezing, as well as body/muscle aches). Those respiratory symptoms can also spread Enterovirus (it’s present in your spit and snot).
Prevention starts with washing hands frequently, but it also includes strengthening your immune system. Cold, flu, and enterovirus symptoms are the worst in people with weaker immune systems!
Colloidal silver is an immune supporting supplement. Along with a healthy diet, exercise, and plenty of rest, it can help you to stay healthy this fall.
But with a nasty respiratory illness going around, you may want to gear up, to, with an Omron Nebulizer.
Nebulizer’s are now quieter than ever. If you’ve used one in the past, you’re probably familiar with their loud whirring that means a book is your best way to pass time while you use one. Now, though, you can glaze over in front of your favorite Modern Family rerun’s while you breathe in moist air.
If you don’t have a nebulizer, or think you’d use it more if it worked more quietly, pick one up so you have it on hand this fall.
When do you break out the Nebulizer?