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    "Eric and his crew did a masterful job of painting the walls to perfection and making sure that our chestnut woodwork was protected. He oversaw the refinishing of our living room and dining room floor that now glows. He fixed all sorts of things that got our beautiful home ready for sale. All of this Eric did with heart!"

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  • A Non-Alarmist Guide to the Flu

    [caption id="attachment_8460" align="alignleft" width="300"] Seasonal flu spread[/caption]

    It seems like every flu season, every media source is panicking over the yearly influenza cycle, mentioning how bad it is and giving the same advice repeated every year. We here at Reilly Painting and Contracting want you to stay healthy this season, even if the topic is barely related to home mechanics and property rental. We all know the symptoms: coughing, sneezing, fever, chills, congestion, and tiredness. But there are other illnesses easily mistaken for the flu and here's the way to differentiate:

    1. Fever?

    • Probably the flu. A cold can cause you to warm up slightly, but the flu will really heat you up.

    2. Is it mild and long lasting?

    • Probably just a cold. The flu tends to come on hard and fast, lasting only a few days while a cold can sometimes take up to 3 weeks to be rid of entirely.

    3. Tonsils are pink and swollen?

    • Most likely strep throat. Strep can come on quickly, starting with a headache and sore throat. Antibiotics can take care of strep, but not a flu, another difference.

    4. Diarrhea?

    • Could be norovirus or whooping cough. Norovirus is a stomach flu variety that's sweeping the country this time of the year. Whooping cough is diagnosed by a strong cough that ends with a "whoop" noise.

    Prevention methods for the flu are the usual that you hear every year:

    • Getting enough sleep. (Most people need 7-8 hrs.)
    • Eating a healthy diet that includes fruits, vegetables and non-processed foods.
    • Drinking the amount of water you need.
    • Exercising. When you work out you enhance your body's immunity.
    • Washing your hands and keeping clean. The norovirus spreads through contact. Hand sanitizer helps kill any germs you might have after touching an infected area.
    • Taking vitamins, avoiding sick people and using hand sanitizer are just a few other ways to keep from getting sick.

    For the full article on flu avoidance and other flu info and some Sesame Street videos on covering your nose and mouth, click here. And for more tips on upgrading your home, take a look at our blog. And if you’re looking for a house for rent in Cleveland, OH, take a look at our Cleveland rental properties and call Reilly Painting and Contracting for all your Home Mechanic and remodeling needs. If you’re looking to rent out your home at any time of the year, we are also a property management company for anyone looking to rent out a home without the hassle.

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