Growing up my Mom trusted Dettol to treat my scrapes and bruises and now I trust Dettol to treat and disinfect my entire home. As a Mom, one of my main missions in life is to keep my children healthy and I manage to do this with the help of Dettol products.
With winter fast approaching and the fight against colds and flu, besides upping the Vitamin C intake of my household, I insist that the surfaces, door handles, cupboard door knobs and taps are disinfected using Dettol products. With products for the bathroom, kitchen, floor cleaners and personal hygiene products, all the areas of our home are taken care of.
One of the best ways of fighting the cold and flu virus is to wash your hands regularly. However, when out and about, I carry my own mini pack of Dettol wipes as well as Instant hand sanitiser in case a bathroom or soap is not close. It is easy to forget how many surfaces you’ve touched and you can’t be sure that the person who was there before you was not walking around blissfully unaware that they are spreading the flu and cold virus. Both cold and flu viruses are extremely hardy, the flu virus can live on surfaces for up to 2 days, and cold viruses can survive for as long as 7 days. Therefore, it’s super important that you and your family wash your hands often.
To help fight against the spread of the cold and flu virus remember the following healthy habits:
- Good hygiene can help stop the spread of the cold and flu viruses
- Wash your hands often with soap and water
- Clean and disinfect your home often, especially surfaces and handles
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing and sneezing
- Throw used tissues in the bin and wash your hands
- When those around you start coughing and sneezing, move away
- Stay active – it helps boost your immune system
- Decrease your stress levels and get lots of sleep and rest.
- Avoid contact with people who are ill
By being a little more conscious of how easily the germs are spread through touch and in the air, we’ve upped our cleaning and personal routine and use Dettol products in our quest to try and prevent colds and flu in our home. By being vigilant, we’ve not had as many cases of colds and flu in our home over the past three years.
In our house, we use the Dettol Kitchen Cleaner, Bathroom Cleaner and Floor Cleaner, all which kill 99.9% of germs. Their products smell heavenly too.
For more information about how to fight and prevent Cold and Flu, Dettol have this brilliant and informative article on their website as well as information about all their hardworking products.
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