Protect your body from infection—the invasion of microorganisms. The best defense? A strong immune system. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
- See a healthcare provider
Except for common infections such as a cold, see your provider for help determining the cause and best treatment for your infection
- Take a multivitamin
Extra vitamins and minerals daily may help prevent deficiencies that increase your chances of getting an infection
- Reduce stress
Work with a counselor or with tapes and other self-help tools to reduce stress, which can impair your immune system