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How Are You Battling the Flu Season?

Help other readers stay healthy, share your remedies in the comment section below.

Do you wash your hands regularly? You might want to after reading this article. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has labeled the 2013 flu season as one of the worst in the past decade, and the season isn’t even over, Wall Street Journal reported. 

The Illinois Department of Public Health says almost 150 people were admitted to hospital intensive care units with severe cases of the flu from October through December 2012, ABCLocal.go.com reported. 

Illinois is reporting widespread flu activity, according to CDC data, and a search on Google flu trends, which tracks flu-related searches, shows Illinois as a solid red, for intense activity

Do you have a special recipe to fight the flu? Share your secrets and help other readers stay healthy. 

Patch wants to know what remedies do you use to battle the flu season? 

For business owners, we are curious has the flu season affected your business? 

Citing CDC data, Challenger, Gray & Christmas, an outplacement firm, says the flu on average costs employers $10.4 billion in direct costs of hospitalization and outpatient visits, and that doesn’t even count business costs such as sick pay or reduced efficiency, the Wall Street Journal reported.

millie January 10, 2013 at 09:19 PM
GET THE FLU SHOT, STAY HOME IF SICK
Moe @ the Buck January 10, 2013 at 09:38 PM
I heard good Vodka works well on this particular strain. A Milli, a Milli, a Milli,Milli,Milli,Milli............
Socorro"sissy" Ropiequet January 11, 2013 at 01:05 PM
To prevent the flu is good to keep your hands clean at all times. Wash them after opening doors , touching handles and after being in public places please don't touch your face or eat something with your hands if they are not clean. Also wash your hands after shaking hands, specially if the other person is been sick. It is also very good idea to keep very active during the winter , go outdoors well covered and excersice to strenghten your immune system. It works for me.
The Q January 11, 2013 at 01:26 PM
It got me......and its brutal.
Chi-an Chang January 11, 2013 at 03:43 PM
Once the flu hits, does anyone have home remedy suggestions, such as steaming with herbs to reduce congestion?
millie January 11, 2013 at 09:39 PM
when I get a cold I sometimes warm up some wine drink it and crawl under covers to sweat it out
Socorro"sissy" Ropiequet January 13, 2013 at 08:35 PM
I think after the flu hits you, is important lots of TLC. Stay home. The herbs steaming sound like very soothen, lots of liquids, It works for me to drink Gatorade. The famous chicken soup. I have a great recipe from my jewish friend. It is all: nutritious, delicious and easy to eat even when your are sick and with not appetite. I Would say get a great book, read it , do the above and rest, rest, rest.
Chi-an Chang January 14, 2013 at 06:04 PM
Patch blogger Dr. Jan and Jade Leasure shared this post on five natural remedies to battle the flu: http://deerfield.patch.com/blog_posts/grandmas-kitchen-5-natural-flu-remedies

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