FLU PREVENTION TIP>>>>>Please Don't Rub Your Eyes....

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate

Ok, so this post is not really Real Estate Related unless you take into consideration that Your Health effects Your Business!

 I Do believe your Health is Your WEALTH - if you disagree ...try living with NO HEALTH  ...I'd bet you'd trade money to get it back:)

So here's ONE Health tip/suggestion for you & your families this FLU season:

Our intact skin is the greatest BARRIER against infection....covering almost our entire body.. well almost ..... our EYES can be a Vulnerable area that receives bacteria & viruses from our fingertips.....especially if we rub them with our hands which really can pick up alot of germs! (Thats why Handwashing is the #1 way to prevent the spread of germs.).

Although there are many things that impact our susceptibility to illness, common sense dictates the possibility of transfer of germs from hand to eye contact since......

Our eyes are very vascular (filled with blood vessels) and only have a thin layer covering them (conjunctiva) so they are perfect entry points to absorb bacteria & viruses into the body!

With the COLD and FLU season approaching, with the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, preparation, parties and lack of SLEEP...the first thing you may have a habit or tendency of doing when tired is.....

Rubbing your eyes....my nieces & nephews do it all the time and I always tell them 

PLEASE DON"T RUB YOUR EYES HONEY... I Don't want you to Get sick....... 

( and go into an explanation of the above to my relatives as well :)

Here are other Tips to Prevent the Spread of Infectionmost of you already know many of these...

but the one about rubbing those eyes- the entry point for those germs to get in ....is the one I mention to loved ones & friends (young and not so young :) time & time again- because it's easy to forget and do this when your tired:)

An ounce of prevention......is worth more than a pound of cure....LOL

Here's wishing you & yours Healthy and Happiness!

Sincerely,

Grace Safrin

 

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Rainmaker
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Laura Cerrano
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Grace, Your are SO right.  Or your mouth...I worked in a doctors office where people came in with everything imaginable and kept lysol and alcohol near me all the time.  I still carry small alcohol pads.
Dec 04, 2007 08:52 AM #1
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Elaine Stewart
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This is great advice, I have allergies and am always tempted but use drops to help.
Dec 04, 2007 08:58 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Hello Carole- I carry a hand sanitizer in my purse - but alcohol pads are a good idea as well !-

 Hello Elaine- Glad I could remind you - allergies make you have itchy eyes, so please continue to use those drops (and be careful not to touch the dropper tip to your eyelid - this contaminates it with germs from your skin :(

I guess once a nurse, always a nurse LOL

thanks to you both for for stopping by and commenting :)

Sincerely,

Grace

Dec 04, 2007 09:42 AM #3
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Elizabeth Nieves
The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group - Durham, NC
Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team
Grace:  I tell my children this ALL the time! This may not be about real estate...but you can't help clients buy or sell if you are sick. GREAT INFO!!!
Dec 04, 2007 11:23 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Jeff&Grace Safrin
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Hi Elizabeth - I had the feeling that you would be repeating this like I do to loved ones :) LOL

we really do share similarities!

Blessings

Grace

Dec 04, 2007 11:25 AM #5
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Julie Neerings~Lifting Hearts ♥ Building Dreams~
Agent Referral - Salt Lake City, UT
Grace-Oh my, I have germ phobias in a horrible way and I'm completely surprised that I didn't know this.  I wear contacts and find that my eyes get easily irritated.  So I have been guilty of rubbing my eyes.  All these years my doc has blamed it on a poor immune system because I get sick so easy.  Now this may just be the answer.  This is fabulous information and relating to real estate? I would say indeed.  We are in contact with people often. We can't sell and they can't buy if we're all sick. 
Dec 05, 2007 11:54 AM #6
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Hello Julie- It very well could be the reason for your frequent illness....My oldest daughter wore contacts in college and was always sick from hand eye transfer of germs (and living in close quarters in a dorm/sorority did not help either:) ...when she switched to disposable contacts and changed them weekly- she did much better - and now in law school she wears eye-glasses and (knock on wood) I can't recall her last cold or flu...Hope this post helps you then!

Sincerely,

Grace Safrin

Dec 05, 2007 12:39 PM #7
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Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

You go girl...a great reminder to us... under the fingernails
is also a great place for bactieria for get us...
clean under your nails every day...with soap and water...

=-)

Dec 05, 2007 02:18 PM #8
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Jeff&Grace Safrin
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Hello Alexander- you are sooo right - thanks for dropping by and for additional valuable information on stopping the spread of germs :)

Sincerely

Grace Safrin

Dec 06, 2007 11:49 AM #9
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Armando Rodriguez
QUEST REALTY SERVICES - Orlando, FL
Orlando Homes 4 Sale, Real Estate Broker-GRI

Great advice.. I rub my eyes when I get an allergic reaction and they itch. I'll refrain until I can't stand it any more.

Thank you for the tips!

Dec 06, 2007 12:19 PM #10
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Hello Armando - try a clean cool compress instead! Hope that helps.

Sincerely,

Grace Safrin

Dec 08, 2007 03:07 AM #11
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