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It's The Cold And Flu Season

You can get a virus that causes cold all year-round, but typically the winter months are considered to be the common cold season. Lately, the flu has been very active here too, so I am curious to know how you prepare yourself for this time of the year and how you boost your immune system. What are your tips?

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  • Question of

    How do you prepare for the cold/flu season?

    • Take vitamins
    • Take food supplements
    • Limit exposure to people
    • Get a flu shot
    • Buy disinfectants
    • Wear a mask
    • Other
  • Question of

    When you or someone in your household is sick, how do you prevent the others from getting sick?

    • Clean/disinfect more often
    • Take immunity boosters
    • Get a flu shot
    • Quarantine the sick member
    • Other
  • Question of

    When you are sick with a cold/flu, what do you do?

    • Take medicine
    • Stay home and rest
    • Other
  • Question of

    Do you go to work or school when you are sick with the cold/flu?

    • Yes
    • Only if it’s necessarily
    • No
  • Question of

    How many colds do you get a year?

    • 0-1
    • 2-4
    • 5 or more
  • Question of

    Do you keep cold treatments on hand?

    • Yes, I always have them at home
    • No, I only buy them when needed


What do you think?

23 Points

Written by ellie925


  1. Here in NZ we are all advised to take flu shots, which I do but it does not stop you from getting a cold.
    With cold or flu, drink plenty of fluid take vitamin C tablets and if you are fortunate to be able to have leymons on hand, many in NZ have a lemon tree in their grounds, drink hot lemon and honey drinks.
    Stay home so you don’t give it to anyone else.

    However, I believe the odd cold or flu will build up your immunity system, as when you are sick your blood cells remember that virus and defend you from getting more sickness from that virus.

    A lot of people with motor neurone and multiple schlorosis have squeaky clean environments and often have never had cold or flu or anything else and then suddenly they get some sickness and they get this disease.

    I don’t think its a bad thing if you get a cold or flu during the year. Get a flu shot if you can flu is worse than a cold. Make sure you know the difference as there is a huge difference.

    • Very good points, Pamela! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your perspective!
      Here in Bulgaria, I don’t think that many people get the flu shot, even many workers in the medical field don’t.

  2. I know the hardest thing to do is to avoid the flu. It is also the one thing I am ready for. My mother was a nurse, i learned how to move quickly from sick to well

      • sure happy to share

        1. walk outside every day no matter how cold
        2. wash your hands frequently throughout the day
        3. lots of liquids
        4. double your normal vitamin c

        I taught school for 7 years. During that time I was sick literally 8-10 times a year. Now it is once a year if at all.

  3. There is also an epidemic of influenza … I’ve already overcome it although I’m still cold … teas and vitamins dear Ellie

  4. I didn’t have a cold for years but recently after being on a plane I got the cold. I usually get a cold when I travel and I think it has a lot to do with the air on the plane.

    • I am sorry to hear that and I hope you get better soon! Have you tried adding some products with propolis, black elderberry or echinacea into your healing routine?

  5. Great poll and post….thank you for sharing! Sorry I haven’t been around lately…been earning more on another site, but I should at least come to check other’s posts here!

  6. I have certain allergies, so sometimes I sneeze several times at certain times, for example from daylight to dark or vice versa, or when I wake up. About flu, over the past few years, I have not experienced it again, maybe because I routinely jog and meditate while doing affirmations. I rarely consume any supplements. If I have flu or cold, I usually just take rest and get sleep more.

  7. You are right, tis the season. There are many schools closed around here due to the flu, it happens every year. I recently started getting the flu shot. So far I am ok.