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    First the bad news: This year's news that flu shot shortage has left millions of Americans in the cold looking for ways to dodge the illness.
    The good news is that for many of us, there are available alternatives to standing in long lines or paying exorbitant prices to get the flu shot, such as good hygiene or antiviral medications.
    Spray Away the Flu: FluMist
    Three million doses of the FluMist nasal spray vaccine are available this year. Experts hope that healthy people who aren't in a group considered high priority for getting the flu shot will consider this alternative.
    Unfortunately, FluMist is not for everyone. The vaccine is recommended for healthy persons who are aged 5-49 years and are not pregnant. This includes health care workers (except those who care for patients with severely weakened immune systems in special care units) and persons caring for children less than 6 months old.
    Certain children under 9 who meet the recommendations require two doses of flu vaccine if they have not previously been vaccinated.
    Preventing the Flu Without Shots· Clean your hands for 15 seconds. Soap, warm water, and a period of vigorous rubbing will wash viruses down the drain. Do this every time you sneeze or cough and especially before meals. Those alcohol-based hand cleaners are also good to have around the house or in a pocket or purse.
    · Cover your nose and mouth when you cough. Use a tissue, rather than a cloth hankie, or cough into your sleeve in the crook of your arm. Then wash your hands. The advice may be aimed at keeping viruses off your hands, Vincenza Snow, MD, director of clinical programs for the American College of Physicians, tells WebMD,
    · Avoid close contact. Stamm jokes that this advice means "fly first class." In a more serious vein, you should avoid crowded public places. And if you do feel ill (flu is characterized by rapid onset of fever, chills, and horribly aching bones), stay at home or keep your child at home. Do not go into work. Do not even run to the emergency room unless you have trouble breathing or a sky-high fever develops. In the hospital, you and your family will be surrounded by infectious people! "People with the flu feel so terrible, they usually don't go anywhere," Snow notes.


    Please click this link and loook for teh detailed news.

    http://content.health.msn.com/conten...1.htm?GT1=5472

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    Doc,

    Thanks for the link.. cut+paste panniirunthaa oru click minjum..

    Sorry.. romba lazy-aa irukku.. Hope that is not a symptom for Flu..

    Thanks, T.. Will read it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by vasan
    Doc,

    Thanks for the link.. cut+paste panniirunthaa oru click minjum..

    Sorry.. romba lazy-aa irukku.. Hope that is not a symptom for Flu..

    Thanks, T.. Will read it..

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    vasan, ippo poi read this nice info.

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    Romba romba thanks, Dr. T..

    Muzhusaa padichen. Your exerpt as well the link. :P

    Thanks,

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    Thanks much for the info Teena. puthusa ennakki oru info therinchathu :D

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    Thanks Doc...
    The info you have provided is very useful eventhough I'm not in America :D
    My grandmother used to always say >>> "Use a hankie to blow your nose with cos' a tissue would leave your nose looking red" and so obey the elders was the rule...hence I followed what she said. However, if using tissues is the better option (makes sense)...then that I shall do

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    Yeah.. Make sure you use soft tissue papers..

    Some times the trouble though is that the papers contain fibers and such which cause sneezing and dust-allergy..If you are already sick, this would be a problem.. In that case good clean cotton handkerchiefs are the best.. Keep changing them often, ofcourse.. Several hand-kerchiefs, used gently and mildly is good.. and wash the used kerchiefs in hot water thoroughly..

    Whatver it is, be gentle on your nose.. Red noses look cute on rein-deer... perhaps on you too.. but it also means that you are not well..

    Take care, guys.. Get well soon..


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    Thanks for the tip Vasan

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    Good Information Teena

    Who wants Flu???...given away free with no hidden charges

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