Don’t Let the Flu Scare You

halloweenHalloween can be a night full of frights, but there is something more frightening than walking past witches and scarecrows: the flu.

The flu is an infectious virus that can leave you feeling miserable for days to weeks at a time.  Some common symptoms of the flu include:

  • Coughing

  • Sneezing

  • Congestion

  • Dehydration

  • Muscle and Joint Aches

Don’t skip out on the fun of Halloween because you’re in for the night feeling sick.  Here are a few tips to scare away the flu!

Get Your Flu Shot

Don’t get spooked by the flu.  Getting your seasonal flu shot is the best way to avoid getting the virus, and can even lessen your symptoms of other colds and illnesses.  Get your seasonal flu shot at Synergy Immediate Care before the flu season reaches the beginning of its peak in December.

Don’t be a Zombie

Sleep is essential to maintain overall health.  Everyone needs at least six to eight hours of proper rest to function like a human and not like Frankenstein.  Even on Halloween night, be sure to keep the family on everyone’s regular sleep schedule to stay healthy.

Eat Healthy

Even witches and werewolves need proper nutrition!  Halloween will encourage you to indulge in all of your favorite sweet treats, but don’t give in too quickly.  Eating candy can lead to health setbacks from weight gain and acne to dental cavities.  Limit the candy intake and eat well-balanced meals before the festivities.

Don’t let the flu scare you!  Be sure to visit Synergy Immediate Care for your seasonal flu shot – no appointment necessary.  For more information about our seasonal flu shots, or other services we provide, please call to speak with one of our helpful staff at 703-942-5331.

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