By Family Features
Special to Valley News 

Combat cold and flu season

 

Last updated 1/11/2019 at 12:04am

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If cold or flu viruses strike this winter, it's important to consult a medical professional with any health-related questions.

When temperatures drop, the risk for illness, such as colds and the flu, rises. Each year, millions of Americans suffer from symptoms ranging from coughing, sneezing and congestion to aches, fevers and vomiting that can leave them feeling less than 100 percent.

While they may not be able to avoid illness entirely, they can take steps to protect themselves from the common cold and more serious bugs like the flu.

This cold and flu season, keep essentials on-hand from thermometers to diagnose a fever quickly to humidifiers and heated blankets that can potentially help shorten recovery times....



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