PRMC’s Dr. Snyder Talks 2018 Flu Season
Dr. Chris Snyder stops by the DelmarvaLife studio to give us helpful information and tips how to get ahead of this year’s flu season.
Dr. Snyder with Peninsula Regional Medical Center, says they were expecting the season. The year before, they determine what next year’s flu bug is and that’s what is part of your flu shot. Getting your flu shot helps prevent you from getting the flu.
Dr. Snyder says there was a significant bump of flu cases in December and in January so far, the cases have dropped a little. However, he says to keep an eye out for flu signs and symptoms.
“Everybody should be practicing prevention whether it is a high flu season or not,” Dr. Snyder says. “If we all take control of our personal hand-holding and make sure we’re washing our hands and practicing those good activities, with a diet, avoiding alcohol, smoking cigarettes. And then when you do get sick, avoiding going into an environment where you could infect people.”
- High temps
- Sore throat
- Upper respiratory infection
- Massive aching
- Completely miserable
Dr. Snyder says when you notice these symptoms, get to your doctor right away.
“Tamiflu given in the first 48-hours does not reverse the flu, but it will help shorten the time frame,” Dr, Snyder says.
He says that anything that would affect lowering your immune system, you should stay away from.