Now that we’re officially in the holiday season, we’re also in cold/flu season.

While everyone is getting into the holly-jolly spirit, you will also find people coughing, sneezing, wheezing, and other symptoms that could indicate that they are sick with a cold, the flu, or worse.

We’re also at the end of the calendar year, which means if you used up all of your sick days, you’re probably fighting your way into the office and struggling to survive the work week.  Here’s why even if you used up your sick days, you should avoid coming into the office if you’re sick.

You’re worse than you think.

You think you’re suffering from just a regular cold, but your symptoms could be much worse than you think.  If your symptoms are accompanied by fatigue, diarrhea, or vomiting, call in sick.  Your symptoms could be contagious and get others sick by simply interacting with them.

If your symptoms last longer than a day, be sure to visit AFC Urgent Care Yorktown Heights for proper diagnosis and treatment.

You can spread your germs.

Touching the door handle, using the communal kitchenette area, and even just talking to your coworker in the cubicle next to yours: all ways you’re spreading your sick germs to your office-mates.  Viruses can live on surfaces for days at a time, and in an office, almost everyone uses daily items that no one thinks to sanitize.

So while you may just want to troupe it into work so you don’t give yourself a bad reputation, your boss and coworkers will understand that you don’t want to get the office sick.

The kids are sick

Children are easily susceptible to getting sick, so if you’re feeling under the weather and suspect your children aren’t feeling to good either, be sure to get the whole family in for the day to recover so you can all feel back to normal.

How to Treat Your Symptoms

The best way to ward off a cold is to get plenty of rest, stay hydrated, and to veer away from sick individuals until you’re feeling like yourself and can easily delve back into your normal day-to-day routine.  If you’re feeling under the weather, be sure to visit AFC Urgent Care Yorktown Heights for seasonal care treatment that’ll get you on a speedy recovery.