How To Avoid Getting Sick


Laraya Duncan, staff writer

As you may be aware, sickness has been spreading like wildfire throughout St. Charles West. Here are a few tips to keep you healthy as we start the new month. 


Drink Water

Proper hydration can help the skin and mucous cell membrane act as a barrier to prevent bacteria from entering the body [1].


Wash Your Hands

What may be obvious to some, washing your hands is vital when it comes to protecting yourself from germs.


Wear a Mask

There is a reason why so many people wore masks when COVID-19 was hot. Masks prevent from spreading disease as well as preventing yourself from getting sick.


Avoid Close Contact With People

A great excuse to stay in your room all day!


Cover Your Mouth When You Sneeze

Just like washing your hands, while it should be common sense, make sure you are not sneezing on your friends.


Keep The Air Moist 

If you feel some sort of ick coming on, try using a humidifier or taking a hot shower.


Take Some Time For Self Care

“…long-term stress weakens the responses of your immune system” [3].


Don’t Drink After Your Friends

Strep throat spreads through droplets that can go on someone’s drink and food [4].


Was there any that we missed? Let us know in the comments!