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    Posted January 13, 2013 by
    Muntinlupa City, Philippines
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    Surviving the flu

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    Dealing With Allergic Rhinitis


    I’ve been dealing with allergic rhinitis since I was in my teens. Everytime there’s a sudden change of weather, from summer to rainy season or from the cold season to summer, I usually experience an increase in sneezes and I develop symptoms of flu. I can now manage this situation by having my own ‘anti-flu weapons’. I use such ‘anti-flu weapons’ to ward off flu due to allergic rhinitis. My anti-rhinitis and anti-flu weapons are:

    1.) Anti-Rhinitis Nasal Spray- This is an anti-rhinitis medicine that I spray inside my nose to ward off rhinitis. I usually use this everytime there’s a sudden change in the weather.
    2.) Paracetamol- I usually take paracetamol if I develop symptoms of cold or flu.
    3.) Anti-Flu Tablets- I usually take anti-flu tablets if I experience extreme flu. Such tablets help me clear my nose from flu.
    4.) Vitamin C – I take Vitamin C tablet, also known as ascorbic acid tablet, everyday to strengthen my immune system. I've been doing this since I was 23 years old. Such vitamin tablets really strengthen my immune system. Vitamin C also protects me from infections.
    5.) Vitamin B- I also take Vitamin B (complex) tablets to strengthen my immune system. I take such vitamin-tablets everyday.
    6.) Tissue Paper- I use tissue papers to wipe away flu. I have to dispose properly such used tissue papers.
    7.) Menthol Ointment- I use menthol ointment if I have symptoms of cold or flu. I put such ointment on my chest to relieve myself from runny nose. It does help in making me feel better when I’m experiencing flu.
    8.) Water- I usually drink a lot of water if I develop symptoms of cold and flu. Water helps in curing someone from cold and flu.
    9.) Disinfectant/Antiseptic- I use disinfectants and antiseptics to ward off viruses and bacteria especially if I’m suffering from cold and flu. I have to make sure that I’m protected from bacteria and viruses.
    10.) Hand-Sanitizer- I make sure that I have hand-sanitizer everywhere I go. I have to make sure that my hands are clean before I take a meal to protect myself from acquiring diseases because of unclean hands.

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