The immune system weakens naturally with aging. This is why people become more prone to infections in the later stages of life. With age comes a lot of other health conditions as well that affect the immune system. The good news, however, is that a lot of the prevention can be done with a few easy steps. Here we’ve listed a few.
1)Vaccination: Vaccines can reduce infections to a great extent. Talk to your doctor regarding any vaccines that can benefit you.
2)Maintain hygiene: Germs are everywhere. Make sure to wash your hands often with soap and water. Use disinfectant sprays and wipes to clean high-touch surfaces, and always cover coughs and sneezes.
3)Take care of wounds: To limit the growth of bacteria and promote healing, clean the wounds properly and cover it with sterile gauze or adhesive bandage.
4)Finish antibiotics: Stopping taking antibiotics when you feel better increases the chance of return of the infection. So make sure to complete your prescription of antibiotics.
5)Speak about concerns: If you have any concerns about a change in your health status or medications, be proactive and ask your doctor about it.
These tips help you maintain a healthier environment free from disease and infection. If you need any assistance regarding in-home care for your loved ones, Silver Legacy Home Care can be the right choice for you. Contact us today to delve into the multitude of services we provide.