Obviously, one of the first things you need to do is avoid people that appear to have the flu. Avoiding people with the flu isn’t as easy as it may seem, many people have it and don’t show symptoms till too late. When you are handling things other people have handled, make sure to wash your hands, disinfect the item or both. The more you disinfect things the better off you will be. Don’t rub your face or your eyes with your hands. Hands are wonderful carriers of germs and it appears that most germs we end up fighting have come from our hands. Wash your hands frequently and if you can, carry wipes or disinfectant for hands. Use a tissue to cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough, then wash your hands, this will keep viruses from staying on them.
Eat right and make sure you get enough sleep, a body that is undernourished and is lacking in sleep will be more vulnerable to flu than a body that is well taken care of.
Avoid crowded public places. If you feel ill, stay at home and keep your child home if he or she feels ill. Don’t go into work, but don’t go into emergency unless you are having trouble breathing or high temperature. Remember, if you go into a hospital situation, you will be surrounded by infectious people.