Should I Get A Flu Shot?

0 October 27, 2017

Some people think twice about getting a flu shot.

This article will explain the pros and cons of getting a flu shot, how effective a flu vaccine is, and what happens if you decide to skip it. Here are some pros and cons of flu shots,

Pros

  • A flu shot protects you for around a year against the strain of the flu added to your shot.
  • Even if you contract a different strain of the flu, a flu shot still makes your case less severe.
  • 50-60% of the population are less likely to develop flu shot if they get the seasonal flu vaccine.
  • Getting flu shots doesn’t necessarily mean that you actually get infected with the flu virus,  they use a dead flu virus.
  • If you get sick after getting a flu shot, that could mean that your body already had it before you received the vaccine as flu viruses can live in the body for up to a week before you start feeling the symptoms.
  • You can lessen the possibility of flu-related hospitalization and even death.

Cons

  • Flu shots may have side effects, like a low-grade fever, aches, redness, and soreness, especially at the injection site.
  • Some allergic reactions could happen although very rarely.
  • If you’re getting the intradermal flu shot, the injection site may experience itching and toughness.
  • The flu s

0 January 20, 2017

It’s that time of year where we all get sick, the weather is colder and we are trying to fight the flu bug that’s going around.

Everyone around you is sick, so how can you fight the flu this year?

What if we told you that you can fight the flu naturally? What if you didn’t have to go out and buy some over the counter medicine? We are talking about the natural remedies to avoiding the flu. Disclaimer- despite all of these natural preventive efforts, you still may catch the flu bug but keeping these natural remedies in mind will help aide you along the way to being healthy. 1.Sleep The best thing you can do for your body when you’re sick is, S L E E P. Treat yourself to nap time and sleep off that sickness. Make sure to stay clear of any other germs for 24-48 hours at least. When resting, make sure to prop your head up with an extra pillow to help drain your nasal passages and make for a more comfortable sleep. 2.Gargle Sore throats are usually a big symptom that comes with the flu. Make sure that if you do have a sore throat that you take care of it and gargle with salt water. 3.Zinc Doctor Neil Schachter says that zinc lozenges will help you feel better faster. He recommends using 1-2 lozenges a day. 4.Drink Make sure to stay away from dehydration! Drinking warm drinks like te

0 November 18, 2016

It’s the time of year again, Flu season. With all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, make sure that you don’t forget to get your flu shot at MedHealth Urgent Care in Montgomery, AL. Why is it important to get a flu shot?

  • It can keep you from getting sick with the flu
  • Reduce the risk of flu-associated hospitalization
  • Helps your immune system to produce antibodies
  • The best way to fight against getting the flu

Did you know that according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, the flu affects between 5-20% of the U.S. population each year. Anyone 6 months of age or older should be getting a flu shot, especially high-risk individuals that include:

  • Pregnant women
  • Children between 6 months and 5 years old
  • Peo