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Winter is Here

During the winter months, certain germs tend to be more prevalent, leading to an increase in various illnesses.


Below, we have outlined some of the most common winter germs, their symptoms, and recommended treatment options:


1. Influenza (Flu):

Symptoms:

High fever, severe body aches, fatigue, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion

and headaches

Treatment:

Rest, plenty of fluids, over-the-counter pain relievers (under medical guidance) and

antiviral medications prescribed by a healthcare professional


2. The Common Cold:

Symptoms:

Runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat, mild cough, and low-grade fever (if any)

Treatment:

Sufficient rest, hydration, over-the-counter cold medications for symptom relief (nasal

decongestants, cough suppressants) and saltwater gargles for soothing the throat.


3. Norovirus (Stomach Flu):

Symptoms:

Nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and occasionally mild fever.

Treatment:

Focus on hydration to prevent dehydration, rest and following a bland diet. It

is essential to practice good hand hygiene to prevent the spread of this highly

contagious virus.


4. Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV):

Symptoms:

Cough, runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, fever and sometimes wheezing in

young children.

Treatment:

Adequate rest, maintaining hydration, using a humidifier to alleviate congestion and

monitoring for any breathing difficulties. Consultation with a healthcare professional

is advised for young children or individuals with compromised immune systems.


5. Strep Throat:

Symptoms:

Sore throat, trouble swallowing, fever, stomach pain and headache.

Treatment:

Antibiotics


Let's talk about potential Treatment Options which include:

  1. Frequent handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

  2. Using alcohol-based hand sanitizers when soap and water are not available.

  3. Avoiding close contact with individuals who are sick.

  4. Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow when coughing or sneezing.

  5. Regularly disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and objects.

  6. Making use of the Sprinkle Spray weekly disinfectant fogging service to ensure that all areas are covered at your home or facility. Fogging disperses a fine mist of disinfectant solution that can reach and cover a wide area, including surfaces that are difficult to access or clean manually. The fog can penetrate into nooks, crevices, and other hard-to-reach areas, ensuring a more thorough and comprehensive disinfection process.



As we enter the winter season, prioritizing our health and well-being becomes even more crucial. We encourage you to share this information with your loved ones and colleagues to promote a safe and healthy environment for everyone.


Contact us today for a free quote for your home or facility if you are not yet part of the Sprinkle Spray disinfectant fogging service.









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