The chill is in the Nebraska air and thousands of germs are just waiting to settle in for the long winter season. Medical expert, Dr. Victoria Dooley says prevention is the best medicine. She says stick to the basics like good hand washing, getting plenty of sleep and avoid stressing the immune system.
Dr. Dooley says remember the basics like good hand washing, eating right, exercise, getting plenty of sleep and avoiding any stress to the immune system. One of the most frustrating illnesses is the common cold. She says, “For colds, absolutely there are a ton of good over-the-counter products but if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, other chronic illness or on a lot of other prescription medications it would be good to call your doctor and ask if all over-the-counters are going to be safe for you with your specific health concerns.”
This is also a good time to talk to your doctor to see if any vitamin or other supplements would be helpful. Other tips from Dr. Dooley include seeing your doctor if you suspect the flu or other more severe illness. Stay home if you are ill to avoid spreading the illness around. If you are not feeling well avoid visiting people in nursing homes, care centers or hospitals.