6 Tools to Fight The Long Flu Season


It’s April, which means the flu is a concern of the past, right? Think again! The flu is still going around, and your family can still be at risk for catching it. If you’re concerned (and you’re probably right to be), then it’s a good thing you’ve come to this blog. We have collected all our best flu-fighting resources right here in one place, from recipes to essential information to handy printables.

The Severe Flu Season Continues

This year has featured an unusually severe flu season that has lasted an unusually long time. Just last week, the CDC reported higher-than-usual numbers of flu infection in the country. Several states are still experiencing widespread flu activity, including California and New York, among many others. Currently, the total number of hospitalizations due to this flu season is up to 27,438 nationwide.

Other Strains to Worry About

If you’re one of the many individuals who caught the flu this year, don’t assume you’re safe just yet. There are actually multiple strains of the flu going around at any given time. This year, the influenza A strain was the big deal. But now, reports of influenza B strain are overtaking reports of influenza A. While the numbers are still low, it’s important to prepare for what could be a “round two” of the flu in your household – since you can catch influenza A and still be susceptible to influenza B.

Flu Resources Your Family Needs

Here are those indispensable tools and resources you’re going to need to keep handy this spring:

1. A Printable Flu Prep Checklist

Print this out and use it to make sure you and your partner are on the same page about how to prevent the flu in your household, or how to handle an outbreak.

2. A Printable Flu Season Grocery List

Take this with you on your next grocery run to prepare your pantry with essentials! Not only will you want to stock up on immunity-boosting foods, but also supplies you’ll definitely want before anyone gets sick.

3. A Printable Flu Game Plan

You’ll need this to keep you sane when the whole family comes down with the flu. Print it out and keep it handy so you don’t lose your mind!

4. A Guide to Caring for a Sick Baby

Is this your first flu season with a little one? Make sure you know the best practices and safety measures for caring for a sick baby.

5. A Must-Read About Children’s Flu Medicine

Do you know what ingredients are really in your kid’s medicines? You’ll want to read up on the yuck-inducing (not to mention potentially dangerous) ingredients in common medicines!

6. A Super-Simple Flu Fighting Trick

This tip comes from healthy eating guru and all-around lovely person Talia Pollock, the creator of Party in my Plants. You’ll be amazed that something so simple can have so many health benefits!

Keep these resources handy, and feel free to peruse our blog for more healthy living advice that we haven’t included here. Your family’s health is very important to us here at Genexa, so make sure you sign up for our email list for more handy content like this!

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