The First Line of Defense – Soap and Water


December 11, 2014

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Flu Shots, Old Bridge NJ Pharmacy

Importance of Washing Your Hands - Old Bridge, NJIt’s cold and flu season again.  If you’re feeling lousy and need cold and flu remedies in Old Bridge, New Jersey, we’re here to take good care of you. Come into Old Bridge Drugs for a wide variety of nutritional supplements and vitamins to help ward off illness, or to get your annual flu shot.  Call Old Bridge Drugs and Surgicals at 732-525-2220 – we’ll even bring your doctor-prescribed medications right to your door.

Did you know that one of the simplest cold and flu remedies is a thorough hand washing?  Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs. Regular hand washing with soap and warm water is one of the most effective things we can do to protect ourselves against several illnesses.  Actually, 4 out of 5 infections are spread by hand, which really increases the importance of hand washing. And what about our children?  Have we taught them this simple illness intervention?

Kids just love to play in water.  Scoot a stool up to the sink for them to stand on and teach your children how to wash their hands with soap and warm water – and when to wash their hands:

  • After they use the bathroom
  • After they play with their pets
  • After they come in from playing outside
  • Before they eat
  • After they blow their nose, or cough or sneeze into their hands

Plain soap and water goes a long way to protect your kiddos from infecting themselves with germs when they touch their mouths, eyes and nose. Teach them how to wash their hands to help them stay well through this flu and cold season. Teach them that the first line of defense is soap and water.

Old Bridge Drugs carries all your medical and health care needs.  Come in today for vaccinations and preventive care products.  Our caring staff pledges professional, personal service to each of our customers.  Our pharmacist can compound and fill all your physician’s prescriptions and provide you with general healthcare and medicine counseling.  Open for your convenience Monday through Saturday, call 732-525-2220 for our hours and for more information.  For pharmacy services that deliver to your door and more, visit the Old Bridge, New Jersey drug store today.


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