Flu usually spreads through respiratory droplets. When an infected person coughs or sneezes, droplets are propelled though the air. They can land in a place where the virus can grow, such as the nose or throat of an individual close by. The cycle repeats itself when a newly infected person coughs or sneezes.
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze; throw away the used tissue. Then, wash your hands with soap or water or if not available, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.
If your doctor prescribes antibiotics, please ask them if they’ve done a specimen culture to determine whether this requires an antibiotic in the first place. Viral infections do not need this medication but bacterial infections do! So, just check to be on the safe side. It has been researched that many seniors are taking medications unnecessarily.