Monday, February 13, 2017

Protect Your Toothbrush During Flu Season

The flu season is among us and I was one that fell victim to it's not so welcoming arrival. The on-set is quick and it packs quite a punch. Although there are many ways to combat it and even avoid getting it all together, there is one avenue that is often overlooked, your toothbrush.

One thing that I noticed when I was down with the flu was that I spent a lot of time in the bathroom. Whether it was to use the facility, shower, allow my last meal to resurface, get medication or just splash some water on my face, the bathroom was my room of choice. I am sure you all know what I mean. In the bathroom too is where I spent most of the time coughing and sneezing.

Luckily I live alone so I didn't have to worry about infecting anyone else, but for those of you who don't, you should really keep something in mind. Is your toothbrush out in the open in the bathroom? If it is, like mine is, then when that family member is in the bathroom sneezing and coughing the virus could infect your toothbrush. Then, despite your best effort to quarantine yourself off from the your sick loved one, as soon as you use your toothbrush you now run the risk of being infected.

So just keep that in mind when you or someone in your family comes down with the flu this year. Quarantine yourself and your toothbrush too, because let me tell you.. this is not one flu virus that you want to get. Trust me on that one.

Lastly, always remember to replace your toothbrush after you are feeling better. The last thing you want to is have it coming back for a round 2.

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