How Should the College Hosteliers Take Care in the Flu Season?

Mar 13, 2018

The month of flu can be perilous for everyone. But, we take shield from various sources to remain fit and aerobicized. The school and college students get the parents’ aids to avoid the flu causing germs.

What about those young adults who stay in college hostels? Who will take care of them? How will they remain away from flu?

College goers are no more little kids who should be under the consistent supervision of the parents and elders. They are at a certain age where they can take care of themselves. They just need to focus on the right pieces of equipment for the needful.

Specific questions come in college hosteliers mind while dealing with flu related subject:

Will I get sick if I take the flu shot?

Flu shots don’t contain live virus. You cannot be sick with a shot. But, you may experience redness, soreness, swelling at the place of the shot which will remain for 1 or 2 days.

Will the flu vaccine start its action instantly?

A couple of weeks may take for the development of the antibodies in your body against influenza virus. It means you are at risk in the gapping time. Go for vaccination before the fall when the flu season is yet to start.

How safe is the flu vaccine?

Seasonal flu vaccination is safe except some minor side effects.

The perceiving tragedy:

Exams! Assignments! Fear! Threesome offer- welcomed by the Flu season. The terminal exams directly clash with the flu months. Again, class attendance is vital. The pressure for completing the syllabus, appearing for exams, wrapping up class assignments heightens the stress level among the college students. But, attending class with flu is strictly not allowed as the virus is highly contagious.

Simultaneously airborne germs spread with the decline of the temperature. The college boys and girls tend to overlook this matter and consequently fall ill with fatigue, headaches, high fever, sore throat, joint pains, body aches, chills, shivering, etc.

Don’t let stress and flu combo make you suffer. Do the following things:

a) If you notice flu symptoms, isolate yourself to prevent spreading the virus. If you cannot go home, then stop attending classes or any events until your fever is entirely gone. Get over-the-counter medication of Ibuprofen or Tylenol.

b) You should be eating your meals in your room until you get entirely well.

c) You must take enough rest during the sick days and drink lots of clear fluids such as water, fruit juice, and electrolyte beverages to stay hydrated all day long for successful recovery of flu.

d) Immediately consult your health care provider if your conditions deteriorate.


The virus usually spreads from one person to another in droplets that fly out when you cough or sneeze. The tiny drops from a sick person travel by air to the other people around you. The droplets can also be gulped into the lungs. People can quickly catch the germs by touching their mouth or nose after abuting something with the virus on it like doorknobs, tables or an infected person's dirty hands.

a) Go and get a flu shot. The vaccines are readily available at local medical stores.

b) Wash your hands thoroughly to prevent spreading flu. Soap and water work more competently than any hand sanitizers.

c) You should avoid close contact with the sick people.

d) Avoid sports or any other hardcore physical activities.

e) Sleep enough.

Prescribed medicines concerning antiviral drugs can efficiently treat flu. Consult the doctors for further treatments. Your mom can rescue you even when you are in your hostel. If she can visit your room after receiving the news of your health, it’s well and good. Otherwise, follow her telephonic or face chat advice and eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid junks and sugary food at least for some time. Plant foods containing vital phytochemicals will definitely protect your body cells from destroying.

Don’t let the flu get you. Prevention is, after all, better than cure. Your exams are knocking the door, and you have to stay in 100% good health for getting those dream grades. Be sensible and take care of yourself.

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