Flu Season & What You Need to Know

It’s Flu Season & it’s no joke

It’s no secret that this year’s Flu season has been a big deal and has impacted thousands of people nationwide. But what exactly does it mean? I first started getting concerned about how crazy the flu has been spreading when my Husband got the flu the week of our wedding. I made sure to visit my doctor to ensure I didn’t get it as well, because let’s face it, I did not want to be coughing and aching on my wedding day.

I’ve never been one to get my Flu shot because I’ve always thought I was invincible, but boy let me tell you I will be getting one every year from now on! If you’re like me though and don’t make sure to get your flu shot be sure that during flu season you are constantly washing your hands and spraying Lysol on everything you touch! The flu is not fun, and it can often take you out for a week or more!

Although this is technically “Flu Season”, the flu virus has been spreading like wildfire and it seems that everyone is getting it. Especially with this season having more resulting deaths than normal, it is a bit concerning. But don’t worry, I’ve come with all the info on what you need to know, especially if you are going through breast cancer and are worried about getting the Flu!

First things first, get your flu shot. It is so important to get this done because it protects you from various strands of the flu. According to the CDC, it is highly recommended for anyone to get their shot especially if you are going through breast cancer. If you don’t get your shot, it’s important to know the signs and symptoms. Some of the most common flu symptoms can be confused with side effects from common cancer treatment so be sure to consult your doctor if you experience any.

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Flu Symptoms:

  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees F or higher
  • Headache
  • Body aches
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Vomiting
  • Sore throat

If you do experience any of these symptoms, I cannot urge you enough to see your doctor. They will be able to get you the right medicine to help you immediately start to feel better. With the flu spreading so quickly this season, it’s important you do everything you can to ensure you don’t encounter the virus. Good healthy habits will also help stop the spreading of germs, and eating healthy can help too!

After seeing so many of my friends and family get the flu this year, I will forever be getting my shot and keeping a can of Lysol handy!

By | 2018-01-23T16:47:23+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Wellness|Comments Off on Flu Season & What You Need to Know

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Hola! I’m Hannah, the Marketing Coordinator here at iGoPink. When I’m not at work, you can catch me watching Friends on repeat, pinning an absurd amount on Pinterest, and spending time with my Fiancé!