Do you avoid getting sick like… the plague? The answer is probably yes. Unfortunately, it is part of life and something that cannot be avoided. There are things you can do, however, that will help prevent you from getting sick or could even lessen the severity and duration of your sickness. Las Vegas Urgent Care has come up with some preventative measures you could implement into your routine that will help you lessen your chances of getting sick.
Make Sure Your Vaccinations Are Current
Today, many vaccinations will help you avoid contracting many common contagious diseases. Each year it is important to receive your flu shots and to make sure that your entire family is up to date on their vaccinations. This will help keep you healthy even if you are around someone who may be sick. You can visit your local quick care facility to receive the right vaccinations.
Make Sure Your Hands Are Clean
Washing your hands can be one of the easiest ways to help fight against bacterias and possible illness. If you do not have access to a hand-washing station, use hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol. Even though you may be washing your hands regularly, follow these tips to ensure they are adequately clean:
- Use clean, running water either warm or cold
- Use soap
- Rub your hands together for at least 20 seconds
- Rinse away the soap
- Dry your hands with a clean towel or allow them to air dry
Make Sure High-Touch Areas Are Clean
Germs can survive on hard surfaces for hours or even days, so it is important that you regularly disinfect areas that are constantly being touched. This includes areas such as countertops, door handles, sinks and faucets. Your phone is also a highly touched device and should be wiped down with a disinfectant wipe every so often.
This will not completely prevent you from getting sick, but these tips can help cut down the risks and the severity. If you do get sick this season, make sure to stop by a local urgent care facility to be examined by a physician. Schedule a same day appointment using our Quick Care Pass.