Always consult your health professional if you have questions about your symptoms and how to treat them.
The flu can survive for up to 48 hours outside of the body – i.e. on surfaces and objects – so hygiene plays a crucial part in reducing the risk of reinfection and the spread of the flu virus.
- Set up a ‘sick room’ and make it out of bounds to others in the home.
- Wash your hands with soap regularly for 20 seconds, and always before preparing and eating food.
- Clean surfaces and objects such as telephones, doorknobs, and bathroom taps with disinfectant.
- Always cough or sneeze into a tissue, and always put the tissue into the bin immediately afterwards.
- When out and about ensure you have Kleenex Pocket Pack tissues within reach to catch coughs and sneezes.
- Always wash your hands after sneezing, coughing and nose-blowing.
- When out and about use Kleenex Anti-Bacterial Wet Wipes to kill 99.9% of germs.
- Keep the home well-ventilated, even in winter. Viruses thrive in dry conditions.
- Always have a tissue on hand to catch coughs and sneezes.
- Kleenex Special Care Tissues, available in Aloe Vera and Eucalyptus, are designed specifically to help deal with the symptoms of colds and flu.
- When you are out and about, ensure you have Kleenex Pocket Pack tissues with you to cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze and cough to limit the spread of the germs to others.