Influence: here’s how to avoid infection

Influence: here’s how to avoid infection

How to behave when the partner has the flu? Here is the Decalogue of experts

The peak of influenza coincides, as every year, with a series of recommendations by experts on how to minimize convalescence, avoid temperature fluctuations and strengthen their immune defenses. But how to avoid contagion when the roommate, a work colleague or a partner has the influence? The experts at the Spallanzani Medical Center in Reggio Emilia explain this. Minimizing physical contact is undoubtedly important and, in the case of engaged couples, it is essential not to exchange kisses and caresses. Personal hygiene is also of fundamental importance. Never exchange clothes or wipes with the sick person and never have sex, especially in the first days of illness. The flu virus is also transmitted by contact with the skin, so it is better to reduce contacts to a minimum.

If you can not avoid sleeping in the same bed, it is useful to change sheets to prevent the virus from spreading. Even washing your hands often can help you, in general, take care of personal hygiene. It is also important to sleep enough, at least seven hours, since the lack of sleep leads to an unavoidable lowering of the immune system. Fruits and vegetables are essential to minimize the contagion. Another method of increasing immune defenses is playing sports; physical activity, in fact, helps to reactivate the circulation of blood. Also avoiding stress, according to experts, is essential since psychological pressure is considered one of the main factors of weakening of the body.

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