Be honest. How are you getting through this brutal cold and flu season? We nurses need to stick together so if you have any tried and true tips for staying healthy, PLEASE SHARE! A few of our readers shared their tips below but let's crowdsource our secret weapons for staying healthy and get through this cold and flu season together!
"Wash your nares. Nurses breath in a lot of germs that can sit on your cilia. Wash out those noses and flush out these germs!" --IC
"Vitamin D3 is the best way I have found to support the immune system. The goal is to keep the blood level between 60-80. In the winter I take between 5000 and 10,000 units daily. That and a good probiotic, over 70 billion live cultures, are proven immune boosters. I also put YLEO Thieves Vitality essential oil in my water daily. And of course, sleep, healthy diet-no wheat, no dairy and all organic, have me healthier than I have been in years." --Peggy Sue
"I use a natural oil diffuser with eucalyptus oil ..I keep 1 in my office for avoiding the dryness of the nasal passages which does lead to decreased fight power. Plus the Natural Antiviral & Antibacterial properties of the oils is remarkable! Plus it smells great and clean." --Victoria
"When I feel like I'm getting sick I load up on Vitamin C and sleep, sleep, sleep." --Charlie
"Probiotics (even doctors are telling this to patients now!), sleep, good diet, don't ever touch your face." --LB
"How about a healthy diet. Us nurses often grab whatever when it would behoove us to take some time packing healthy meals and quick snacks to bring to work. When you haven’t done so your meal will end up being vending machine junk food, things you find in the bottom of your locker or work bag, or saltiness and coffee from the lounge." --Lora