As we approach the colder months of fall and winter, flu season will be kicking into full swing this year. With simple precautions, we can reduce the spread of the influenza to others.
The most common signs for influenza are:
- Sore throat
- Fever (but not always present in H1N1)
- Muscle soreness
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should limit your exposure to others. With the exception of visits to your primary care physician or the hospital, you should reschedule non-urgent visits outside your home. Visits to our office should be rescheduled if you are experiencing the above symptoms.
A website has been established to better guide you if a visit to see your primary care doctor is necessary and if you should stay home from work/school:
If you are still unsure if you should reschedule your Rocky Mountain Associated Physicians (RMAP) appointment or not, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (801) 268-3800.
Some things you can do to help prevent the spread of the flu is frequently wash your hands throughout the day, and/or carry hand sanitizer with you. Remember that after ten consecutive uses of hand sanitizer, it is no longer effective and a hand wash is necessary. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to prevent dehydration, get adequate rest (8 hours/day), and eat properly.
Time to take care of you and yours!