Back-to-School Health TipsGetting back into the school routine can be rough after a fun Indiana summer. And what comes with back-to-school time? Germ exposure, especially as temperatures get cooler. While you can’t keep your kids away from other children at school, you can take some preventative measures to protect your family from unwanted illness.

From years of experience as an Indianapolis medical supply expert, Eagle Highland Pharmacy offers your family a few stay-healthy tips.

Wash your hands regularly. 
Keeping your hands clean often helps prevent germs. You and your kids would benefit from scrubbing your hands with soap and warm water, especially before meals or snacks.

Disinfect surfaces in your home often.
Keeping your home clean certainly helps stave off germs. However, by regularly disinfecting surfaces like countertops or door handles, you kill illness-causing germs before they have a chance to wreak havoc on you and your family.

Steer clear of anyone who is sick.
This tip is sometimes difficult to achieve, because people don’t often announce that they have the cold or flu. However, if you know someone around you isn’t feeling well, avoid close contact. Trade in that hug for a wave for the time being.

Don’t touch your mouth or nose more than necessary.
Check out this explanation from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention: “Most experts believe that flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. Less often, a person might also get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, eyes or nose.”

If you do get sick, stay home, get some rest, and utilize the proper medication, as instructed by your physician. You won’t want to infect others or take longer than necessary to get feeling better.  If you’re in need of cold medicine, have a prescription to fill, or are in search of other medical supplies, Eagle Highland Pharmacy can serve you quickly and efficiently.

Because helping you stay healthy during the school year is a priority to us, call Eagle Highland Pharmacy, experts in medical supplies and pharmaceuticals, today at 317-299-3771.

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