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There’s been more coughing, sneezing and sinus congestion this year than in years past, and it’s no surprise as the flu season has been off to a strong start since late fall. Hospitals and medical offices across the country have seen an uptick in office visits and confirmed cases. Over the last month, NorthShore has seen a significant spike in hospital admissions of patients suffering from flu or flu-like symptoms. Despite the peak in flu cases, there are some things you can do to help reduce your chances of getting infected. Our nursing experts at NorthShore offer the following suggestions to help beat the virus this season:
It isn’t too late to get a flu shot to help mitigate your chances of getting the flu; however, it is important to note that it may take a couple of weeks for the vaccination to take full effect.
What flu remedies do you have? Have you gotten a flu shot this year?