Thursday, February 20, 2020

What You Should Know About Caring For Your Family When You're Sick

When you’re sick, caring for your family can be difficult. You don’t get to have the day off from being the head of the family just because you’re not feeling great! You’re going to need to work extra hard to take care of yourself and your family at this time. Read on for some pointers: 

Be As Hygienic As Possible
It’s bad enough when one person in the family is sick, but if you don’t keep up proper hygiene, everybody will get sick! Wash your hands thoroughly, especially after coughing, sneezing, or before making food. Carry a hand sanitizer with you so you can do this whenever you can, and remind members of the family to do it too. It’s also wise whether you are coughing or sneezing, to cough into your elbow. This will prevent the spread of germs immediately and encourage other family members to do the same. 

As well as making sure hands are thoroughly washed, you may want to make sure surfaces in your home are all disinfected to reduce the chance of infection. 

Try To Keep Your Distance
Don’t be overly touchy feely when you’re not well. Your kids will probably want to hug and kiss you, but make sure you’re careful. Tell them they can have all of the attention they like when you’re better. 

Get Help If You Need It
You can’t have the day off, but you shouldn’t feel bad or guilty about asking for help. If you need help, then ask for it! See if you can get a family member to take the kids off your hands for a while so you can relax and do what you need to do. If you’re not sick, but injured, then a Personal Injury Attorney will be able to start a case for you if appropriate and take a load off your mind. Make sure you don’t attempt to handle everything alone if you know you’re struggling to cope, as this can really take its toll. 

It can be a good idea to quarantine yourself to one room in the house. You will need to come in and out obviously, but if you can spend the majority of your time in this room to ensure the illness stays in one place, it’ll be better for everybody. You can do this when anybody in the household is ill, and make the room really cosy so that nobody minds being in there. You could have a dehumidifier, fairy lights, blankets, and anything else you/they need. 

Try To Stick To A Healthy Routine
Taking vitamins, eating vegetables, and drinking plenty of water will help you to recover much faster. It can be difficult to stick to a healthy routine when you’re sick, but try your best and your body will have a fighting chance. Make sure you encourage everybody else to eat to strengthen their immune system’s too, as this will usually help them to avoid getting sick. 

Do you have anything you’d like to add? Leave a comment! 

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