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ALBANY, GA (WALB)- The Southwest Health District says flu related visits to the hospital are down. Flu season in southwest Georgia ranges from early November to March.
Do old home remedies for cold and flu really work?. A local pharmacist said at best some of the home remedies, we heard of just deal with the symptoms.
Visiting a doctor is key, whenever you notice changes in your health. When you see coughing, sneezing, and runny noses, it's flu season.
"I've been fortunate not to have the flu in a long time. Because I took a flu shot," said Grandmother Judy Sikora. That's what Doctors recommend.
Judy Sikora is a wife, mother and grandmother who's heard about different home remedies. "Put Vicks Vapor Rub on the feet. And then add socks on and that's suppose to suppress the cough," said Sikora.
"Hot totties, and Vicks vapor rub on the feet just relieve the symptoms. They don't really solve the problem," said Pharmacist Ed Dosier. In his 40 year career, he's heard even stranger things people do to get over colds.
"A long time ago, people would give Castor Oil and laxatives to try and wash the cold out. It doesn't do anything, but give the kids bad stomach aches," said Dosier.
He recommends medicine like Tylenol, Advil, and Nasal spray depending on how you feel. "The home remedies that you can use, are basically over the counter medications. Things that you can buy to help with symptoms," said Dosier.
"I am a firm believer that Vicks Vapor Rub will cure just about anything," said Sikora. Doctors say the best way to deal with the flu, or any sickness is prevention.
"If symptoms persist longer than a week. You need to call your doctor," said Dosier.
"Wash your hands. I keep disinfectant wipes with me all the time. After I leave the grocery store, I use it," said Sikora. For the best medical advice, listen to your doctor.
Health officials are still asking everyone to still get flu shots, it's not to late. Especially children, because the flu can spread fast at the schools.
If your kids get the flu, it's a strong possibility they can bring it home. Flu shots are still being given at Walgreens and CVS. Also officials say after receiving the shot, it takes up to two weeks before it works properly.
Visit the CDC's website for a look at the current cold and flu condition in Georgia.