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View Poll Results: What measures do you take to try to prevent the flu bugs from invading your home?
get a flu shot 17 48.57%
take extra vitamins 10 28.57%
eat healthier 6 17.14%
get more sleep 8 22.86%
something else 12 34.29%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 35. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-02-2008, 03:47 AM
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I think the trick to keeping the flu bug away is to keep your hands clean..we have cleaner & wipes in the car, house, my purse..and wash your hands often with a good the Gold Dial..if it dries your hands, put lotion on them. You must cover your sneezes too!

We also get flu shots, take vitamins, eat wholesome foods, get normal sleeping hours and exercise.

I also take boosts your immunity and has been known to clear health problems.

I also believe in warm salt water gargles at the first sign of an itchy throat, chicky soup, and vit C.

Best bet, ask your doctor what is the best thing for you..that is why we pay them the big bucks.

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Old 11-02-2008, 07:42 AM
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We all get flu shots every year - DH's health insurance pays for them! We take multivitamins with extra C, get enough sleep and walk everyday. As mentioned before, hand washing with soap and water is the best defense against the flu.

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Old 11-02-2008, 07:47 AM
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I get the flu shot, eat lots of fruit plus Vit C. Out in the sun as much as I can be not allowed to be much because Dermatologist does not want me to be. I love the red grapefruit better too. I love Clementines too. Stay well all
I will take what I am served knowing someone out there is being served MUCH less
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Old 11-02-2008, 11:11 AM
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No on in our family has ever had a flu shot, when the first came out they were for the older generation and I know no one my age who gets one.
We must be doing something right to keep that bug at bay

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Old 11-02-2008, 01:30 PM
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I was with my dau Gina last week at her DR appt and DR Jackson said "you are getting a flu shot" not Do you want one lol. Gina is 48yrs of age. Most people around here get it one place or another.
I will take what I am served knowing someone out there is being served MUCH less
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:14 PM
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My family is heavy with washing hands, often. Also, I was just watching the news. The P.A. that they were interviewing said that the #1 preventative way to avoid the flu is by having your thermostat between 68 - 72 degrees AND use a humidifier. If I start feeling like I'm coming down with something, I up my dose of Vitamin C, take some Zinc, and Echinacea.
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Old 11-02-2008, 11:27 PM
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We get the flu shot. Hand washing is a must. If we feel like we're coming down with a cold or something we take Echinacea. We also take a multi-vitamin with minerals. I tale extra vitamic C.

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Old 11-03-2008, 02:17 AM
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Don't forget about gargling with warm salt water as well to flush those pesty germs out of your mouth and throat.

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Old 11-03-2008, 04:49 PM
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We wash our hands a lot, wipe down doorways and light switches. I try to air out the house too. We use silver and mushroom capules. My doctor strongly believes in vit C IVs. I have seen wonders since dd has been getting it.
Don't stay were you are tolerated, go where you are celebrated!
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:25 PM
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During flu season I take Colloidal Silver, recommended by my Chiropractor. Also have a lot of garlic pills in the house, love garlic. My daughter made us garlic bread to go with the b'day dinner for me and my granddaughter Sunday. Mine was a belated b'day celebration because she did not get home from college in time for my b'day. Take vitamins in addition to the above, keep active and eat healthy.
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