Changes in weather, back-to-school germs, commuter travel, jobs in health care, stress and allergies are just a few of the factors working against you in the cold- and flu-avoidance areas. Bottom line, if your immune system is shaky and you hang around a lot of people, you’re wide open for a virus. And if you’re a stressed out school nurse that takes the train to work, well, um . . . good luck.
The key to prevention is protection. But with more than 200 strains of cold virus and three types of flu viruses floating around it’s no wonder that so many people catch these highly contagious bugs. All you have to do is inhale infected air, share infected items or touch tainted surfaces then touch your hands to your nose, eyes or mouth and BAM, the virus is yours. Flu shots are formulated to prevent Types A and B viruses, but can’t touch Type C. And the common cold, well, the causes of 30% to 50% of adult colds remain a mystery.
Allegro’s Cold/Flu Season Category has a wide selection of products to help prevent and relieve cold and flu symptoms. Ideal for everyone from individuals to caregivers, schools, offices, stores, clinics, homes and hospitals – it’s time for everyone to take stock and be prepared.
Cold and Flu Products
Personal Protection Masks and Hand Sanitizers - If you are in close contact with cold or flu victims, protect yourself from inhaling virus infected droplets in the air with a face mask (level of effectiveness depends on masks rating) and keep your hands sanitized to provide the first level of protection against viruses.
Exam Gloves- Gloves provide protection from viruses that can survive on surfaces – especially in health care and caregiver settings. Keep a box handy also for household chores, messes and hobbies. Great for changing the oil, gardening, cleaning, pet clean-up and much more.
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Cold & Flu Diagnostic Products- With flu comes fever, which is likely the easiest way to distinguish between a flu and a cold. What’s your temperature? Also find tongue depressors, otoscopes and other diagnostic products for kids and adults alike. Say ahhhhhhh.
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Pain Relief / Comfort – Stock up on products that will help you feel better if that ol’ flu or cold bug catches you. Heating pads, cooling pads and fluffy slippers, mostly.
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Respiratory/Breathing Products - Loosen tight chests and ease your breathing with humidifiers, vaporizors and nebulizers.
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Surface Sanitizers / Disinfectants - These hospital-grade disinfectants and surface sanitizers kill bugs and bacteria you didn’t know existed. Wipe down counters, walls, bannisters, door knobs, desks, tables and other surfaces in the home, office, clinic or school to keep everyone safe. Read product descriptions and directions carefully!
Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medications - Generic and name brand aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, nausea relief, cough syrup, Mucinex, naproxen sodium, sleep aids and more. Super values. Stock up today!
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Still looking? Shop by Condition: Cold / Flu
Please try to stay well! And remember to ask you doc if you should get a flu shot.