January 20, 2014 14:22 ET
MISSION, KS--(Marketwired - Jan 20, 2014) - (Family Features) With cold and flu season upon us, it may be tempting to hibernate until the danger of red, puffy eyes and a stuffy nose disappears. Waiting for a cold or flu to run its course can truly feel like an eternity, especially when the symptoms have you looking as bad as you feel.
While there is no guaranteed strategy for avoiding the flu or sniffles, there are steps you can take to safeguard yourself and your family. And if you do fall ill, taking extra care will help ease you through until you're on the mend.
While the Centers for Disease Control recommends the flu shot as the single best preventive measure, you can also help ward off illness with healthy habits like these:
If your prevention falls short and you find yourself combatting sniffles, take these steps to nudge yourself back to good health:
As your symptoms ease, remember to take it easy and allow your body to fully recover so you don't suffer a setback that needlessly prolongs your illness.
For more tips for warding off discomfort from a cold, flu or allergies, visit www.puffs.com.
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