As it turns out, cold and flu season is actually a misnomer. Cold and flu viruses can and do occur any time of the year. However, we consider cold and flu season to be the months of October through May, with peak season falling in December, January, and February. Which means we’re heading right into the thick of it!
Any health practitioner will tell you, though, there are ways to fight off these nasty viruses. The key to doing so starts with early intervention.
As our DFW healthcare delivery team knows well, when it comes to most medical deliveries, the earlier we deliver your items, the better. That’s why Dallas Courier is committed to 24 hour operations during cold and flu season (and in the cold and flu off-season). We know that your health is something you take seriously, and you don’t have time to wait around for a delivery that may or may not show up on time and in viable condition.
Going with an expert team of professionals, one with decades of successful service to the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, is the only way your medical deliveries should travel. Dallas Courier guarantees we’ll show up early or on time to your pick up or drop off. That means you get your much-needed healthcare items, prescriptions, and medical specimens on time, when time matters most- like cold and flu season!
As we said before, early detection of the cold and flu virus is the key to shortening the life of your sickness, or even staving it off altogether. Early symptoms include:
- Sore throat
- Coughing and sneezing
- Nasal stuffiness
- Low grade fever
If you notice any combination of the above symptoms, it’s time to take action! As we know well, though, antibiotics won’t help beat the common cold or flu virus. It’s best to take a natural approach. Here are some ways you can naturally combat an oncoming bout of cold or flu symptoms.
Hydrate- Staying hydrated keeps the mucus membranes moist, which loosens mucus, making it easier to drain. Some studies show that staying hydrated can boost a particular immune response, giving your body a better fighting chance in beating the sickness.
Peppermint- Go for infused tea or an essential oil with this spicy multitasker. It can soothe headaches, open airways, and give you a little invigorating boost.
Ginger- The Asian culture uses ginger for its healing properties in a number of ways. No matter how you ingest it, know that this root can reduce the symptoms of diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. It also reduces pain and inflammation.
Saline rinse- While it might seem unsightly to stick a tiny tea pot in your nose and let it drain out the other side, doctors agree that a saline rinse can thin out and flush out mucus and kill bacteria.
Wash your hands- Do we have to keep saying it? Washing your hands is the number one way to forego any type of sickness. And if you’re already feeling it coming on, washing your hands will prevent you from passing it on to someone else.
Prevention is the key word as you attempt to fight off cold and flu season naturally. And, of course, prevention is the key when you’re handling your DFW healthcare deliveries. As in- prevent a delivery disaster by planning ahead and sticking with an experienced and equipped healthcare delivery team.
Scheduled healthcare deliveries help your organization prevent running out of important vaccines and prescriptions, and trusting the right delivery team helps prevent a delivery mishap like damaged or unviable medical specimens.
Go with a DFW healthcare delivery team you can trust like Dallas Courier. Contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Find us here on the web, or call us now at 972-680-8000 for immediate delivery requests.