5 Tips for Avoiding Cold and Flu

Avoiding flu in Zimbabwe

An overwhelming majority of the people tend to be at potential risk of suffering from cold & flu in the ever-changing weather conditions. However, as they say, “prevention is better than treatment” so in case if you have not taken a health insurance plan in Zimbabwe or do not have a health insurance agent in Zimbabwe, you can still avoid being caught by cold & flu only through following these 5 tips:

Keep your hands clean:
Once in being direct communication with the people suffering from contagious disorders, the utmost need is to wash your hands as it is the highly recommended activity by several well known medical experts like Alan Pocinki and MD. Pocinki. It might sound quite an ordinary thing, but we might have noticed that soap and water are the forever partners of doctors and nurses. It is so because to get away with the viruses, one has to rinse gently for at least 20 seconds or more. No matter the water is hot or even cold, cleansing is still good enough to eradicate the germs and harmful substances.

Alcoholic sanitizer can be of help:
If you are in a position or situation where getting your hands on soap and water does not seem likely, then you can utilize a sanitizer which has the ability to instantly kill and eliminate those germs which possess a potential threat of cold & flu.

Avoid the company of sick ones:
Normally, germs of cold and flu have the ability have the ability to be transferred from one to another, so for the purpose of your own wellness, you need to keep a distance from the ones who are already suffering. For instance, you should avoid handshaking and content with vocal greetings only.

Ensure the hygiene of your encircle:
It is another one of the most important factors which have a pivotal role towards the prevention of cold and flu. A person’s surrounding is comprised of different people which ultimately means different kinds of germs as well. The medical professionals put special emphasis on the need of cleaning your surroundings efficiently and claimed that they are indulged in a practice of regularly cleaning their surroundings and belongings at home on regular basis with the help of virus & germ-killing products.

Maintain a salubrious lifestyle:
A good and stable lifestyle is comprised of numerous aspects of adequate sleeping habit, proper diet, smoking free life and confining your allergies etc. Rest of these factors should be carefully maintained and practiced to keep a healthy lifestyle which is free from flu, cold and other disorders.


  1. These are very important tips…
    however what is the best way to insure that when you get treated for flu it doesn’t come back quickly. is there something wrong with the way they are treating it or we intend to relax once I’m healed because these days fluless days are fewer and short lived.

  2. ****An annonymous resource responded into my inbox and said**** Personal I feel flue should just be left to run ? its course.
    1)Its a viral infection.
    2) Takes around 5-7 days to run ? its course with or without treatment.
    3)Treatment is usually for the symptoms eg headache, sore throats, running nose, fever and general body maladies.
    4)My opinion with the flue vaccines is: The virus changes all the time, and when you get these flue shots ? next time you catch a flue you will worse than the last time.
    It looks the more you get these flue shots the more frequent you have flue.

  3. (From Anonymous)Hmmm pane nyaya paflu apa
    Ini i used to catch flu like it was getting out of fashion when I first started working in ICU ( by the way ndokune zvirwere zvese ikoko)..so was off sick a lot flu season until my then boss asked me if I was getting the flu jab..semunhu anotya kubaiwa I gave a million reasons why I was and never would have it? can’t remember how she managed to convince me to try it?
    She called me after 2 months of being flue free ? I never miss my jab since ..I still get the occasional cold but not as badly as before my first jab..
    Kuno it’s encouraged especially us on the frontline, vanotouya kuzotibaya tiri pabasa otherwise ibasa if pple don’t get the jab and get the full blown flu
    Not sure which strain you have ikoko
    But God forbid, not the one we have here
    Yakabva Australia and has really given us a hard time yet we got all the necessary resources..half yevarwere kubasa izvozvi vanayo influenza yacho..ende haina zera
    With the way pple are travelling, Zim is bound to catch up but we pray not iri kuno bkoz only God knows how the health care system will cope ?
    Don’t be scared, get your jab ..inowana immune system yako iri prepared and it won’t be as deadly
    Just my 2 cents

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