It’s that time of the year again. Flu season. If you have ever had the flu previously, than you already know how terrible it can make you feel. For some vulnerable patients, it can bring on serious consequences and even be life threatening. At Wellspire Medical Group we provide preventive care, as well as treatment for patients who have become infected with the flu virus. If you are looking to protect your family from catching the flu this season, schedule an appointment to come in and get this season’s flu shot today!
While illness is not always avoidable, there are many things you and your family can do in order to cut down on risk factors for illness this flu season. Listed below are some of the best steps you and your family can take to stop illness from spreading:
Keep Your Hands Clean: There is no such thing as being too cautious when it comes to the cleanliness of your hands! Anytime you shake hands with someone else, touch a door knob, use a public space, or even get close to your children, take the extra few minutes to ensure you have washed your hands. Washing your hands with warm water and a disinfectant soap can go a long way to reducing your chances at catching the flu this season. If you lead a busy lifestyle, consider investing in a portable hand sanitizer bottle that you can keep on you at all times.
Avoid Touching Your Face: The most vulnerable place and common places for germs to enter the body are through the nose and eyes. If you have a habit of touching your face or running your eyes, try to be mindful of this and abstain. Additionally, fingernails are packed full of germs- if you have a habit of biting your nails, work on solutions to break this habit!
Stay Rested: While getting your full 8 hours of sleep is always important, it is especially important during flu season! When your body is tired, it will have a more difficult time fighting of germs from entering your body. Stay on top of your sleep to help keep your body’s immune system strong so you can fight germs off effectively!
Get Your Flu Shot: It is always worth it to get your flu shot, but especially important for senior citizens and young children. At Wellspire Medical Group we put the needs of your family first and offer flu shots for all ages. Come in and vaccinate your entire family to avoid bringing the flu into your home this season.
Wellspire Medical Group
At Wellspire Medical Group, we understand how inconvenient sudden illness or injury can be to your life. At the first sign of an issue, come into one of our two medical facilities. If you do not have an appointment, we will do our best to accommodate you at one of our locations. Wellspire Medical Group proudly serves Atascocita, Humble and surrounding areas. We have been part of Northeast Houston as Mehta Medical Group for 30 years. Our name change reflects our broader scope of services. In other words, we are working hard to “Inspire Better Health!”
Wellspire Medical Group
8901 FM 1960 Bypass Rd. W