NBC10 Philadephia, Monique Braxon
Most of us have heard this advice to preventing the flu before-- wash your hands frequently, sanitize, and avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth.
But here's some advice you may not have heard, from an internist who practices holistic medicine.
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Dr. Frederick Burton tells NBC10 that you should arm yourself with a colloidal silver solution to disinfect your nostrils.
"So if you daily disinfect your nasal passages you can stay ahead of that and usually don't get a problem," says Dr. Burton.
He also recommends the supplement called Immuplex, a combination of vitamins and minerals, that will boost your immune system.
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Dr. Burton says if you end up feeling flu-like symptoms of fever, coughing and sneezing-- vitamins are your best defense.
"That's to cure the virus once you know you're infected. First sign of a cold or the flu-- beta carotene and garlic."
These homeopathic products can be found at health food stores, according to Dr. Burton, who also says overall health and diet will help your body fight off the virus.
In Pennsylvania, there have been 23 flu deaths. New Jersey only tracks the number of pediatric deaths from the flu and they report two deaths since flu season began-- a teenager from Ocean County and an 8-month-old baby from Camden.
There have been no flu deaths reported in Delaware.