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With the holiday season comes a lot of fun. Between the gatherings with family and friends that you may not have seen in a while, and all of the shopping, you are constantly getting exposed to all types of germs. So, I have put together a list of flu symptoms and things that you can do to possible lower your chances of getting the flu.

Flu Symptoms

According to Flu.gov, Flu symptoms include:
*A 100oF or higher fever or feeling feverish (not everyone with the flu has a fever)
*A cough and/or sore throat.
*A runny or stuffy nose.
*Headaches and/or body aches.
*Nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea (most common in children)

Ways To Avoid Catching The Flu

Peak flu season generally starts in January, but January is certainly not the only month you can get the flu. Suffering with flu symptoms does not sound like a fun way to spend my holidays to me. So, let’s talk about some simple things you can do to avoid getting the flu this holiday season.

1. Wash Your Hands – Be sure to wash your hands each and every time you go to the restroom, before cooking and before touching you or your child’s face. You should wash your hands for at least as long as it takes you to say your ABCs {at least 20 seconds}. You also should use very warm water. Don’t scald your hands, but the hotter the better.

2. Use Facial Tissues – I can’t begin to tell you how often I see people sneeze or cough into their hand and then touch everything around them. That’s nasty. Invest in some tissues. And throw them away after each use.

3. Get Plenty Of Rest – You body is more able to fight off germs when it is in it’s best condition. Part of that means you need to give yourself plenty of rest.

4. Drink Plenty Of Fluids – A dehydrated body is not as healthy as one that is not dehydrated. The healthier you are, the easier it is for your body to keep itself that way.

5. Don’t Be A Hero – If you have the flu, please stay at home. No one wants you to bring it to them at work. Stay home, rest and come back when you are better.

Flu Symptoms And Tips To Avoid Getting The Flu

What To Do If You Have The Flu

If you have the flu, but aren’t sick enough to go to the hospital, you can treat yourself at home. There are over the counter medicines that you can take that aren’t very expensive either. For instance, Thanks to Shopular, we were able to find out that this week at Family Dollar they are having a sale on Cold and Flu Medicines.

Flu Symptoms And Tips To Avoid Getting The Flu

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About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for EatPlayRock.com, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. Great info! I’m always trying to make sure I don’t get sick. Can’t be too careful.

  2. These are some great tips to have! Especially this time of year! Tis the season!

  3. We have had our fair share of illness this season, about a month ago the whole family except our youngest got the flu or some sort of stomach bug. We were down and out for two days. It was horrible!

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      We’ve been pretty lucky so far this year except for our daughter. She has caught everything {except the flu} it seems.

  4. Thankfully we have been good this year so far. A few minor colds and ear infections but thats it.

  5. These are some really great tips that I recently had to put into strict practice when my fiance came down with the flu. He had the entire time he was on a business trip across the country, and it is just now starting to clear up… two weeks later. The flu is rough this season!

  6. I’ve been washing my hands a lot, especially after I come home from shopping. Trying to stay as healthy as possible this season!

  7. Those are all great tips. I am constantly washing my hands to prevent germs from spreading.

  8. Great tips…nobody wants that yucky flu! Especially not this time of the year!

  9. Great tips. I actually have a flu shot scheduled for this weekend. I am diabetic so the flu scares me.

  10. I love that you gave tips of how to prevent getting the flu. I feel like that is the toughest part.

  11. My neice just came down with the Flu today – after spending the last two days at my house – I’ve been disenfecting everything!

  12. You’ve got good tips here. We’ve had two down and out this season. Two left to go, I hope we don’t catch up. 😉

  13. I just heard on the radio that this year’s flu shot doesn’t cover the one that’s coming around.

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      Oh that is not good at all. All the more reason to try to prepare yourself in other ways, just in case.

  14. Get plenty of rest…That’s what I need to work on!

  15. Whenever I am feeling under the weather I never wind up drinking enough or getting enough sleep 🙁 I need to remember not to overdo it during flue seasons so that my defenses stay up so that I don’t catch it in the first place.

  16. It’s sad that so many companies couldn’t care less if you’re sick. They want you to come in and work.I get a yearly flu shot. The last really bad case of flu I had was when my oldest was a baby. My mom came over to get her. I was so out of my mind sick, I thought that I lost my baby and ran outside in my p.j’s calling her name looking for her.

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      I agree. There are a lot of companies who like to make it sound like they only want you to come in if you are well, but if you miss too many days, you get fired. It can be hard for a person to decide what to do in these situations.