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Safeguard Against Germs— Your Ultimate Flu Season Survival Guide

Rainy season is finally here—and along with it, colds and flu.


As much as people welcome the cooler climate, living in the tropics also means ushering in more fickle weather, and the spread of common flu viruses and germs that the wet season brings. This makes people more vulnerable to getting sick—especially kids.

Due to the uncontrollable weather outside, most people tend to stay inside their houses in the hopes of being safe and protected from the season’s threats. However, staying indoors doesn’t necessarily mean that you are safe from all the germs and the illnesses that go with it. Did you know that many objects inside your home are actually germ infested? What’s worse, some germs find humid weather an ideal environment to grow even faster!


These wrong assumptions or “maling akala” that you have may cause your family diseases that may worsen if not taken seriously. Your best bet is to make your family’s health a top priority during these months. So what’s your game plan to keep everyone protected from it?

1. Be brave and get those flu shots

While it won’t be a hundred percent effective at blocking the flu virus, it can help boost your protection from it significantly. Studies have shown that it has helped lower hospitalization rates among children. Be sure to consult your physician to make sure that you don’t have any existing allergies to the shot before taking it.

2. Say to NO to junk!

The rainy season takes a major toll on the body’s immune system. Load up on fruits and vegetables that are known for their ability to boost the immune system is essential. Adding more citrus and greens to your diet can help and is a simple, preventive measure that helps you maintain a stronger immune system.

3. Catch more Zzz’s

Another culprit known for bringing your immune system down? Lack of sleep. Try to get at least 6 hours every night. Not only will your immune system thank you for it, you’ll also feel more energized.

4. Make it a habit to keep those hands clean

“Typhoons and heavy rains may cause flooding which, in turn, can potentially increase the transmission of water-borne diseases, or diseases transmitted through water contaminated with human or animal waste. These include typhoid fever, leptospirosis, and hepatitis A.” mentioned by Department of Health in a recent statement. These diseases may be obtained by having close contact with person who is infected or being in a contaminated environment.  These illnesses may even be deadly but can be prevented with proper handwashing using the right antibacterial soap.


To lower your risk of infection, the solution is simple: wash your hands. Use warm water whenever possible, and use an antibacterial soap known for its ability to provide advanced and long lasting protection against germs, like Safeguard. Safeguard is equipped with GermShield+ technology which Fights against 3 types of germs-Gram+ bacteria, Gram- bacteria, and fungi and prevents microbial regrowth for up to 24 hours.

Scrub and lather well, washing the top and bottom of your hands, between fingers and even under your nails. Avoid drying your hands using a shared hand-towel. Instead, use paper towels or a hand dryer.

Remember, kids are the most vulnerable to germs and viruses during flu season. So be sure that they are dressed appropriately for the weather, get them vaccinated against the flu, teach them the importance of eating healthy, focus on maintaining good hygiene, especially through frequent hand washing using a soap that gets the job done right.


Safeguard Pure White Body Wash is available in 720ml (PhP 219), 400ml (PhP 145) and 200ml (PhP 85)

Safeguard Pure White Bar Soap is available in 90g (P 25.75), 135g (P 38), and 180 ml (P 48.00)

Safeguard Pure White Liquid Hand Soap is available in 225ml (P 80.00)

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