Protection from Influenza & Other Viruses
Resources about Flu Prevention
With cases of the novel coronavirus increasing across the globe, why should we be paying attention to influenza—a respiratory illness that is seen year after year?
Because of the numbers…..
As of Feb 11, there have been 13 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 in the United States, yet flu cases for the 2019-20 US season have topped 22 million. This is an increase of 4 million cases over the span of 1 week.
Protecting Yourself from The Flu
Flu and virus season is here. Many people rush to get flu shots, wear protective face masks in airports, airplanes, and in various other crowded public areas. Moms constantly remind their kids to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer.
Whatever choices people make to protect themselves against the flu we firmly believe supporting the immune system with a healthy diet, plenty of sleep and supplements can help.
If you do get the flu or other viral or bacterial illness, it is a good idea to know how a compounding pharmacy can help you so you can ask you prescriber when the time comes.
Updated Flu Statistics
2019-2020 U.S. Flu Season: Preliminary Burden Estimates
CDC estimates* that, from October 1, 2019, through February 1, 2020, there have been:
- 22,000,000 – 31,000,000 flu illnesses
- 10,000,000 – 15,000,000 flu medical visits
- 210,000 – 370,000 flu hospitalizations
- 12,000 – 30,000 flu deaths
*Because influenza surveillance does not capture all cases of flu that occur in the U.S., CDC provides these estimated ranges to better reflect the larger burden of influenza. These estimates are calculated based on CDC’s weekly influenza surveillance data and are preliminary.
Early 2020 Flu Season Statistics & Other Influenza News
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that for the first week of 2020, influenza virus remains high, but indicators for severity—such as hospitalizations and deaths—are not high at this point in the flu season, which can run into the springtime.
The CDC also said that visits to health care providers for influenza-like illness decreased from 7.0% during the holiday week (between Christmas and New Year’s) to 5.8% the first week of January. That number is considered below the “epidemic” threshold. However, all regions remain above their baselines, and there are 46 states plus Puerto Rico that report “widespread” flu activity.
Many times people develop chronic sinus infections after having a cold or flu or other infection. Chronic sinus infections are hard to treat because of the difficulty in getting medication to penetrate through the thin, slimy film of bacteria that lines the sinus cavity. Compounding pharmacists have ways to help with chronic sinus infections.
Custom Compounded Medications
- Custom strengths and dosages to treat each unique symptom.
- Delivery formats include nasal sprays, nebulizers, nasal irrigation systems.
- High standard patient care with every prescription order, including personalized follow-up, insurance filing, and delivery to your home.
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T&C Compounding Experts work with providers to educate and inform them of new advancements in treatment options being developed and what might fit their patients’ needs. Submit your info to get a referral to a prescriber in your area.
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