8 January, 2018

How to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season

How to prevent cold in New York City

It’s inevitable. We’ll wake up this winter with a sore throat, knowing we’ll soon be going through a box of tissues an hour and unable to taste that comforting dark chocolate mousse or the ill-advised ghost pepper enchiladas we ordered in vain, hoping to ignite a single taste bud.

Cold and flu season spares few between now and spring.

“There are usually about 50 flulike illnesses that circulate during flu season that can make you feel pretty miserable, but they’re not all the flu,” said Melody Butler, R.N., B.S.N., executive director of Nurses Who Vaccinate and an infection preventionist at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, New York.

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