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  1. Michelle Williams
    January 29, 2018 @ 12:01 pm

    Gah the flu has been hard core cutting across TX and I am dreading getting it!!

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  2. Hannah @ AndThenWeTried
    January 29, 2018 @ 12:14 pm

    Emergen-c is amazing. I mix up a packet of the powdered stuff as soon as I feel even the slightest bit sick.

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  3. Lucy
    January 29, 2018 @ 12:54 pm

    These are great ideas. I have recently been ill and used so many of these. I’m definitely trying more to boost my immune system and prevent illness in the first place ????

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  4. Tori
    January 29, 2018 @ 1:34 pm

    This is such a helpful post. I’m terrified of getting the flu! I’ve been exercising and eating tons of veggies and fruits to stay on top of my game.

    Tori
    http://www.mooretori.com

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  5. Nicole Green
    January 29, 2018 @ 1:38 pm

    Hydrating is so huge! I never used to do this, but the second I think I might be catching something now, I start chugging water. Helps so much.

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  6. Deborah
    January 29, 2018 @ 1:56 pm

    These are great tips! I am so glad I got the flu vaccine this year – I managed to avoid catching it so far…

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  7. adriana
    January 29, 2018 @ 2:06 pm

    It is SO scary this year! Such great tips – prayers we all stay healthy!

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  8. Carine
    January 29, 2018 @ 2:09 pm

    Such great tips, Emergen-C is a go-to for me!

    -Carine
    http://www.rinnyandbean.com

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  9. Annaliese
    January 29, 2018 @ 2:35 pm

    It seems like such a bad flu season this year!! These are good tips and reminders. I’ve started taking daily vitamin C supplements every morning to try and help my immune system!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  10. Lily
    January 29, 2018 @ 3:50 pm

    Yes, yes, yes!! I am a nurse and we have been seeing the flu like crazy! Such great tips.

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  11. Sunstylefiles
    January 29, 2018 @ 4:43 pm

    Ooh how we despise the flu! Thanks for the tips. We will certainly practise being safe rather than sorry x

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  12. Veronica
    January 29, 2018 @ 6:09 pm

    Thanks for this! it’s so terrible everyone around me is sick or has been sick and I don’t want to be next!

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  13. Suzanne Spiegoski
    January 29, 2018 @ 6:23 pm

    Omg having the flu is the worst! These are great remedies aside from hydration and rest 🙂

    xo,
    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannespiegoski.com

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  14. Teri
    January 29, 2018 @ 6:23 pm

    This post is incredibly helpful! I’m a bit scared of catching the flu. I had it last year, but this year I hope it passes. I just shared with a friend who has it now.

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  15. Jenny
    January 29, 2018 @ 7:54 pm

    These are wonderful tips! For me, rest, vitamin c, and chicken noodle soup are what helps me get back to regular.

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  16. Vivian
    January 29, 2018 @ 9:32 pm

    Yesss so glad that pampering and online shopping are on here! I’ve started to wear a mask out cause it’s so easy for me to catch a cold!

    Vivian | LIVE IN LOVE
    IG | @viviyunn_

    ~

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  17. Jen@Jenron Designs
    January 29, 2018 @ 9:40 pm

    I agree the flu was awful this year I am just now getting over mine. It’s been almost 2 weeks and all I have is lingering cough. The Epson salt bath helped tremendously and of course rest and vitamin C and nothing beats mamas chicken noodle soup.

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  18. nicholle demag
    January 29, 2018 @ 9:45 pm

    As a first grade teacher I’ve been so paranoid I’m going to get the flu!! I’ve been washing my hands and taking vitamin c non stop!
    -Nicholle
    http://www.nichollesophia.com

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  19. Ophelia T
    January 29, 2018 @ 10:57 pm

    I love your post. It is so interesting and funny. When I have the flu, I will drink lots of water and sleep. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Pooja Shama
    January 30, 2018 @ 12:26 pm

    Thank for sharing these tips! I completely agree with staying hydrated. It is quite important since water is trick to most body problems

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  21. Alix Maza
    January 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    I was really sick almost all through Jan! I got by by drinking LOTS of ginger tea, using a humidifier and eating tons of cough drops hah.

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  22. Shell
    January 30, 2018 @ 1:44 pm

    These are great tips for dealing with the flu and while I agree about not running to the ER constantly I think sometimes it merits a visit… If someone has an underlying issue sometimes what might be no big deal to others does merit an ER trip for safety reasons. No one should be made to feel badly about feeling they need the ER… That being said, I totally get your point because I personally know some people that run their kids to urgent care or ER all the time and it is NOT needed…. personally I don’t believe in running my kids to the dr right away… I like to let their or my illness run it’s course and give it some time. Occasionally I still end up having to take them in but I don’t go running to dr every time they sneeze… My sister takes her son to the dr the moment he’s sick every time and I don’t understand that…

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  23. Cristina
    January 30, 2018 @ 2:37 pm

    Love these tips. Staying hydrated, taking baths and sleeping LOTS always works for me.

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  24. Cameron - Diary of a Southern Millennial
    January 30, 2018 @ 6:51 pm

    Taking vitamins and constantly washing hands is key! And so cool that you were an ER nurse – I love how you mention NOT to go to an ER also. And you didn’t mention it, but antibiotics won’t do anything for a viral infection, just bacterial. So even through you’re feeling sick and decide to go to a walk-in, the doctor might not even be able to do anything other than give you a steroid shot. When I’m sick, I usually wait a while before I go see a doctor (unless I’m feeling extra awful) and just try and stay as comfortable and hydrated as I can!

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  25. Grace
    January 31, 2018 @ 4:52 pm

    I totally agree with all of these!! Whenever people are starting to get sick around me I wash my hands like crazy.

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  26. Janise
    February 3, 2018 @ 10:09 am

    These are great tips, Tara! My hubby and kids caught something this year and it would only involve them coughing for weeks but no other symptoms. They are fine now. While they were sick I loaded up with gloves of bolied garlic. I managed to stay away from their germs but you never know when and where the next strain will come!

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  27. Nataly
    January 6, 2020 @ 1:40 pm

    I totally needed this post over Thanksgiving when I had the flu! Thanks for sharing all your tips girl. It is super helpful!

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  28. Jennifer Prince
    January 6, 2020 @ 3:12 pm

    Hydrating is so so important! As is washing hands – that is a lot in prevention, too. The flu is definitely not fun!

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  29. Azanique Rawl
    January 6, 2020 @ 9:10 pm

    Headache and fatigue are definitely my symptoms! I forget to hydrate but that’s a good tip to keep in mind for trying to heal quickly 🙂

    -xo, Azanique | https://www.lotsofsass.com

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  30. Stephanie Whitman
    January 7, 2020 @ 8:26 am

    I am definitely saving this post right away. While I haven’t had the flu (yet – thank God) I want to have these suggestions on-hand if and when it comes my way. I know my entire family has been sick recently so I’m avoiding them like the… well… flu. Your tips are so appreciated! And I especially love the bit about *not* visiting the ER unless it’s an emergency. My mom worked in the ER/OR as well and she would come home with so much frustration when people came in without a real reason for being there aside from “they feel sick.” It clogs up the system and makes it harder to take care of the people who actually need help! So thanks for sharing that!

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  31. Deborah
    January 7, 2020 @ 8:33 am

    I so could have used this post last week when I was down with the flu! These are great tips – especially the Kombucha one! I’ll have to try that next time. I love any excuse to drink Kombucha!

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  32. Ashley R
    January 7, 2020 @ 11:52 am

    The flu took me out for two weeks over New Years and it was just awful. I got my flu shot for the first time in ten years and got sick. I did most of these things. I am hoping to never get that sick ever again.

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  33. Nicole Flint
    January 8, 2020 @ 7:08 am

    Having the flu is the worst!! The flu has been going around at work like crazy and luckily I haven’t caught wind of it. The emergency room tip is the best! I remember when I was in undergrad and I went to the emergency room for something that wasn’t really an emergency and my mom flipped out! Now I understand!! Great tips!

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  34. Taylor Mobley
    January 8, 2020 @ 10:15 am

    I have been extra careful this year with a new baby in the house. We all just got over being sick and it’s SO awful.

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  35. Megan Elliott (@LushtoBlush)
    January 10, 2020 @ 7:09 am

    Thank you so much for sharing!! I had the flu two winters ago and it was horrriiblleee. Trying to avoid it at all costs, but these are great tips.

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  36. Lily (@_beautywithlily)
    January 13, 2020 @ 9:42 pm

    These are all great tips! The flu seems to have been terrible this season!

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  37. Caitlin
    January 14, 2020 @ 10:35 am

    I always forget about the health benefits of an epsom salt bath! Now I want to go take one to detox!

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  38. Michaell | The Vanilla Plum
    January 26, 2020 @ 2:15 am

    Love that you put Kombucha on this list! Great gut health is super helpful. Thanks for the tips!

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    • Tara
      January 26, 2020 @ 5:55 pm

      Hi Michaell! Yes, I agree! Gut health is related to so much more of our overall health and wellbeing than most people realize!

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