How to Protect yourself from Viruses this Influenza Season

As the flu season approaches, it is crucial to follow basic personal hygiene measures to stay safe and healthy. Here are some necessary hygiene practices to protect yourself and your loved ones from influenza and other infections.

How to protect yourself from Influenza?

These are some basic hygienic preventive measures that can help you stay germ-free this flu season. Here are five ways to reduce exposure to viruses and stay safe and healthy:

1. Wash your hands frequently

The first and most advised way to prevent infections including coronaviruses is to wash your hands regularly with running water, and anti-bacterial hand wash or bar soap for at least 20 seconds. While alcohol-based sanitizers can reduce microbes on hands, they do not eliminate all types of germs and also dry out your skin. It’s essential to wash your hands after coughing or sneezing, before preparing food or eating, after toilet use and after handling animals. Using the power of gentle, Johnson’s anti-bacterial range helps protect you and your loved ones from food poisoning, skin infections, and other commonly transmitted diseases while keeping your hands moisturized.

2. Be mindful of contact with others or touching your face:

Avoid touching your nose, mouth and eyes with unwashed hands. Viruses typically spread from little particles that land on surfaces that someone might touch and then spread it by touching their face. Also, make sure you clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

3. Protect yourself from others with symptoms of respiratory illness:

Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms like coughing, fever and sneezing. And in case you experience fever, cough and shortness of breath, seek immediate medical care and cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. However, it is important to note that novel coronavirus symptoms may appear in a few days or up to 14 days after exposure, and could be infectious when people aren’t showing symptoms yet.

4. Practise food safety:

Avoid consuming raw or undercooked animal products and handle meat products carefully. Also, make sure you use different chopping boards and knives for raw meat and cooked foods to avoid cross-contamination. Finally, use an anti-bacterial hand wash before and after food preparation.

5. Staying safe while travelling:

When travelling, it is always important to follow standard hygiene recommendations to stay healthy and safe. However if you’re suffering from any symptoms of respiratory illness or have a compromised immune system, it is even better to avoid travelling before seeking medical attention. Make sure you also follow the previous recommendations, eat only well-cooked food and drink bottled water.

Choosing gentle yet effective antibacterial products

Being the first and most essential part of maintaining personal hygiene and preventing infections, choosing the correct hand wash products should be a priority. Using a normal hand wash or bar soap could leave your skin dry. That’s why Johnson’s experts designed an antibacterial range of products aimed at killing germs effectively with powerful MAX-PROTECT germ removal technology, while also keeping your hands soft and smooth. The collection provides hand washes and body washes which are formulated to give you the germ-free result along with infusing your skin with moisture.