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It has started off to be a rough year for me in the illness department. As a matter of fact, I typically have missed more time off work during the first three months of this 2016 year, than I do the remaining 9 months.
This is not uncommon for me as I am typically become more ill going from winter to spring than I do any other seasonal change. It is also very common nationally to become more ill than at any other time of the year. The CDC reports that it is during the months of January to March that many Americans have influenza. For me, the first few months have been filled with illnesses from a sinus infection to an upper respiratory infection, with bronchitis. It has not been fun. So I did some digging around and found some of the reasons why.
Sometimes winter sinus issues are worse than spring basically since we are locked into our houses for a few months which there is limited circulation of air. This affects your skin surrounding your sinus area which prevents from draining properly. This can then build up or trap bacteria which can then lead to headaches, congestion, allergies, post nasal drip, coughing and sore throat. Sounds fun uh?
Now, I also know that travel can be an issue for developing illness. I know I have been traveling a lot over the past few months with more travel ahead. What must be remembered is that there are some tips that can be done to protect you from illness. Drink plenty of water and get rest. Also, avoid alcohol and food that triggers allergies. Make sure to clean your carpets, pets and linens on your bed to remove any lingering bacteria.
At the end of day, I am not sure if you can avoid not getting sick, but if you do please remember to right away go to your doctor. No, need to try to tough it out and do the let me see how I feel after a week. This can lead to further health issues. I know that my winter has been rough but if I can follow these few suggestions maybe my spring and the next 9 months will be better.
What do you do to combat illness?