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    Triple Antibiotic Ointments

    Helps Prevent Infection From Harmful Bacteria

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    purses, bags, hospitals, travel, workshops and more! Prevent infection and the spread of harmful bacteria with Safetec® Single Antibiotic Ointment with Bacitracin, Single Antibiotic Ointment with Neomycin, or Triple Antibiotic Ointment. Our convenient single-use packaging is available in 25, 144 and bulk count dispenser boxes and is easy to use for fast application and instant relief. Simply apply on minor cuts, burns, and scrapes. Triple antibiotic ointments aid in healing minor cuts, scrapes, and burns. Our Safetec® Antibiotic Ointments have increased expiration dates, and industry-leading shelf life.

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  • Winter is near! Stay Protected with Safetec's Hand Sanitizer!

    Tips for Using Hand Sanitizer and Washing Hands

    Make sure you wash your hands throughout the day. No place is germ-free, so washing your hands regularly is important. It is the first line of defense against the everyday germs. Be sure to use soap or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with warm water. Most advise scrubbing your hands for 1-2 minutes. Try avoiding going out when you are sick. If you own a handkerchief you are walking around with germs in your pocket. Avoid handkerchiefs and stick to disposable products such as pocket tissues.

    Avoid close contact with people. You might not realize who they have made contact with or if they may be sick. This will also to prevent other people from getting sick if you have caught a virus.

    Sounds selfish but, do not share your food and drinks with people, chips, and sweets especially. Also, avoid sharing things such as towels. Use disposable tissues or let your hands air-dry instead.

    Try to avoid touching your mouth, or rubbing your nose and eyes. If you have the flu virus you will be giving it an opportunity to affect others if they touch surfaces which you have touched.

    If you have the flu virus, take precautions when coughing. Cough into your elbow instead of your palms. If you cough into your hands will be infecting the surfaces around you when you touch them, putting others at risk.

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  • Hygiene Made Easy

    Are you Prepared to Combat Flu Season?

    If not, be sure to use Germicidal Wipes, Antimicrobial Wipes, and Hand Sanitizer for quick, easy hygiene practices that will help prevent the flu from spreading.

    Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

    SaniZide Germicidal Wipes are pre-saturated hard surface wipes that kill viruses such as MRSA, TB, VRE, and E. Coli in 10 minutes and HIV-1 in 2 minutes. The towelettes leave behind virtually no lint or particles to scratch or contaminate surfaces.

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  • Fight Back to School Germs with Hand Sanitizer!

    Prevent the spread of germs and illnesses this school year with proper hand hygiene using Safetec's Hand Sanitizer.

    Find out about plans your child’s school, child care program, or college has if an outbreak of flu or another illness occurs and whether flu vaccinations are offered on-site. Make sure your child’s school, child care program, or college routinely cleans frequently touched objects and surfaces, and that they have a good supply of tissues, soap, paper towels, alcohol-based hand rubs, and disposable wipes on-site. Ask how sick students and staff are separated from others and who will care for them until they can go home. Good health habits like washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. The tips below provide steps you can take to protect yourself from the flu, protect others from the flu, and stop the spread of germs.

  • The Flu Strikes Back

    The Flu Won't Wait - You Shouldn't Either! Prevent the Flu!

    Good health habits like washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. The tips below provide steps you can take to protect yourself from the flu, protect others from the flu, and stop the spread of germs.

    Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs

    Avoid Close Contact

    Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

    Stay Home When You Are Sick

    If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.

    Cover Your Mouth and Nose

    Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Flu and other serious respiratory illnesses, like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), whooping cough, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), are spread by cough, sneezing, or unclean hands.

    Clean Your Hands

    Washing your hands (Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry) often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

    Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose, or Mouth

    Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

    Practice Other Good Health Habits

    Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

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  • Achoo

    Achoo, Achoo, the cold’s got you… Oh no, Oh no, could it be Flu?
    When you feel the tug of seasonal bug… You need to know what to do.

    Here we are folks! Back at Cough, Cold, Allergy, and Flu Season. We’ve added 50 new products at your request to help you get your work, home, or school ready for seasonal ailments.
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  • Winter Colds & Flu

    Get Set for a Healthy Winter Season

    Although contagious viruses are active year-round, we’re most vulnerable to them in fall and winter. That’s because, in large part, we spend more time indoors with other people when the weather gets cold.

    Fortunately, you can fight back with several FDA-approved medicines and vaccines.

    Colds and Flu

    Most respiratory bugs come and go within a few days, with no lasting effects. But some cause serious health problems. People who use tobacco or who are exposed to secondhand smoke are more prone to respiratory illnesses and more severe complications than nonsmokers.

    Winter BugsColds usually cause a stuffy or runny nose and sneezing. Other symptoms include coughing, a scratchy throat, and watery eyes. There is no vaccine against colds, which come on gradually and often spread through contact with infected mucus.

    Flu comes on suddenly and lasts longer than colds. Flu symptoms include fever, headache, chills, dry cough, body aches, fatigue, and general misery. Like colds, flu can cause a stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. Young children may also experience nausea and vomiting with flu. Flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. You also can get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it.

    Flu season in the United States may begin as early as October and can last as late as May, and generally peaks between December and February. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

    • More than 200,000 people in the United States are hospitalized from flu-related complications each year, including 20,000 children younger than age 5.
    • Between 1976 and 2006, the estimated number of flu-related deaths every year ranged from about 3,000 to about 49,000.
    • In the 2014-15 season, there were about 40 million flu-associated illnesses, 19 million flu-associated medical visits, and 970,000 flu-associated hospitalizations—the highest estimate for a single flu season.

    Prevention Tips

    Get vaccinated against flu.

    With rare exceptions, everyone ages 6 months and older should be vaccinated against flu. Flu vaccination, available as a shot or a nasal spray, can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, missed work and school, and prevent flu-related hospitalizations and deaths.

    It’s ideal to be vaccinated by October, although vaccination into January and beyond can still offer protection. Annual vaccination is needed because flu viruses are constantly changing, flu vaccines may need to be updated, and because a person’s immune protection from the vaccine declines over time. Annual vaccination is especially important for people at high risk for developing serious complications from flu. These people include:

    • Children younger than 5 years, but especially those younger than 2.
    • Pregnant women.
    • People with certain chronic health conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart and lung disease).
    • People 65 or older.

    Vaccination is especially important for health care workers, as well as those who live with or care for people at high risk for serious flu-related complications, such as people older than 65 or with compromised immune systems. Because babies younger than 6 months are too young to get a flu vaccine, their mother should get a flu shot during her pregnancy to protect them throughout pregnancy and up to 6 months after birth. Additionally, all of the baby’s caregivers and close contacts should be vaccinated.

    Although there was a less than ideal match between circulating flu strains and those included in the vaccine during last season, CDC estimates that the vaccines still provided about half the protection they did during the previous season. CDC also reports that this season’s vaccines better match circulating viruses.

    Practice healthy habits.

    Wash your hands often. Teach children to do the same. Both colds and flu can be passed through contaminated surfaces, including the hands. Wash hands with warm water and soap for 20 seconds.

    Try to limit exposure to infected people. Keep infants away from crowds for the first few months of life.

    • Eat a balanced diet.
    • Get enough sleep.
    • Exercise.
    • Do your best to keep stress in check.

    What to Do if You’re Already Sick

    Usually, colds have to run their course. Gargling with salt water may relieve a sore throat. And a cool-mist humidifier may help relieve stuffy noses.

    Here are other steps to consider:

    • Call your health care professional. Start the treatment early.
    • Limit your exposure to other people. Cover your mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
    • Stay hydrated and rested. Avoid alcohol and caffeinated products, which may dehydrate you.
    • Talk to your health care professional to find out what will work best for you.

    In addition to over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, there are FDA-approved prescription medications for treating flu. Cold and flu complications may include bacterial infections (e.g., bronchitis, sinusitis, ear infections, and pneumonia) that could require antibiotics.

    Tips for Taking OTC Products

    Tablets-MedicationsRead medicine labels carefully and follow the directions. People with certain health conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, should check with a health care professional or pharmacist before taking a new cough and cold medicine.

    Choose OTC medicines appropriate for your symptoms.

    • Nasal decongestants unclog a stuffy nose.
    • Cough suppressants quiet coughs.
    • Expectorants loosen mucus.
    • Antihistamines help stop a runny nose and sneezing.
    • Pain relievers can ease fever, headaches, and minor aches.

    Check the medicine's side effects. Medications can cause drowsiness and interact with food, alcohol, dietary supplements, and each other. It’s best to tell your health care professional and pharmacist about every medical product and supplement you are taking.

    Check with a health care professional before giving medicine to children.

    See a health care professional if you aren't getting any better. With children, be alert for high fevers and for abnormal behavior such as unusual drowsiness, refusal to eat, crying a lot, holding the ears or stomach, and wheezing.

    Signs of trouble for all people can include:

    • cough-coldA cough that disrupts sleep.
    • A fever that won’t respond to treatment.
    • Increased shortness of breath.
    • Face pain caused by a sinus infection.
    • High fever, chest pain, or a difference in the mucus you’re producing, after feeling better for a short time.

    This article appears on FDA's Consumer Updates page, which features the latest on all FDA-regulated products

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