Cold and Flu Season: 6 Tips for Staying Healthy

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Use Nasal Washes

Use a non-medicated saline rinse or neti pot everyday to ward off illness during cold and flu season, suggests Ed Neuzil, ARNP, Ph.D, owner of the Allergy, Sinus and Asthma Family Health Center of the Villages in Florida. Nasal rinses remove cold and flu bacteria from the nose, while moisturizing the nasal membranes. If your kids balk at a nasal rinse, try one specifically made for children, such as Dr. Neuzil’s irrigator, which includes several essential oils.