This new flu or cold that’s been going around, takes on many shapes and forms. It’s probably three separate viruses/infections/staph germs. The one thing I do remember Deeta saying was it will be airborne. In other words these viruses can live in the air. I don’t know if they suck the moisture out of the air, or how they live, but you can catch this virus by just breathing around someone else who has the virus. You don’t have to shake their hand or kiss them, or wipe your eyes, or anything. Just be in a room with someone who has the germ. This is unlike any other flu or cold we’ve known. It seems you can get all three germs at once, and those people are getting gravely ill. Given that little tidbit of information, here’s my advice — take your shower at night, or once you get home and before you go to bed. Make sure you’re not going out again where you’ll be in contact with people outside of your house after your shower. After you’re done washing your face breathe in a little bit of shower water; make sure it cleans out your nose. If you have one, use a Nettie pot. I noticed this bug has a funny odor to it. Smells a little like standing water that has algae and it. It smells, to me, a little like a staph infection. Once the shower water hits it, you’ll be able to smell it. Another thing is, all of the viruses, bacteria, and fungi that live on our skin are there to kill other bacteria that want to invade its space. They all need the proper pH balance to survive. Anything that landed on your skin in the hours that you were out making contact with other people needs time to incubate and will be given less of a chance to take hold in your body if you shower at the end of your day. Do a final rinse with water that has a bit of, either, white vinegar or baking soda added to it. Not together – they’ll cancel each other out. For me, I like to add a little white vinegar to my hair’s rinse water, then for my face, I like to add a little baking soda to my final rinse water. Either one will do, and the change in pH will go a long way in killing any new viruses that landed on you during the day.
Gargle and use alcohol or hand sanitizer often whether you have the flu or not.
If you have one of the bugs going around, keep yourself and your area clean and don’t breathe on anyone. Get outside as much as possible. Fresh air and sunshine is the best disinfectant for people, too.