Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Tips For Staying Healthy During This (Swine Flu) Season

I personally experienced how fears of the growing pandemic can cripple people’s vacation plans. We planned to go to San Diego to visit Sea World because my son is a true-blue marine life enthusiast. Thus, he was really disappointed when we couldn’t go because my parents feared the swine flu threat, especially San Diego being so near the border (I know, that was an unfair assumption since I live in a border state as well, but we’re healthy and happy - but what can you do when your stubborn dad doesn’t want to go?). I have read that the best thing that a person can do to help keep the virus at bay is not by wearing masks, nor by avoiding pork (which is a false assumption), but by doing the simplest thing - washing one’s hands thoroughly and frequently.

If you are out and about and don’t have access to the nearest washroom, the next best thing is to use anti-bacterial wipes. Wet Ones®Antibacterial Wipes make it easy to stay beautiful and healthy this season.

The Center for Disease Control has advised that hand washing is the first line of defense against infection, and with all the talk about the swine flu, germs, and how infection spreads, it’s interesting to know that Wet Ones® Anti-bacterial Wipes kills 99.99% of germs and cleans hands by removing dirt and grime, unlike hand sanitizer gels that just kill germs.

Wet Ones®Antibacterial Wipes are also gentle enough to use on hands and face – helping you to freshen up and protect against the spread of germs, while also easy to throw in your purse or gym bag.

Here is a sneak peek at some tips courtesy of Wet Ones®Antibacterial Wipes:

Read on for tips and link to Wet Ones® coupon…

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do to keep from getting the flu?
First and most important: wash your hands often. Try not to touch surfaces that may be contaminated with the flu virus. In the absence of soap and water, use an anti-bacterial product such as Wet Ones® Anti-bacterial Wipes to clean hands and kill germs.

What surfaces are most likely to be sources of contamination?
Germs can be spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose or mouth. Droplets from a cough or sneeze of an infected person move through the air. Germs can be spread when a person touches respiratory droplets from another person on a surface like a desk and then touches their own eyes, mouth or nose before washing their hands.

What is the best technique for washing my hands to avoid getting the flu?
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. Wash with soap and water, or clean with alcohol based hand cleaner. When soap and water are not available, anti-bacterial disposable hand wipes such as Wet Ones® Hand and Face Wipes can be used. The ingredients in the Wet Ones® Anti-bacterial Wipes will kill 99.99% of the germs on your hands.

For more TIPS and COUPON from Wet Ones®, CLICK HERE.