Specialty Dripps By Afton

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like… Cold and Flu Season



It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like… Cold and Flu Season

Julia Rubinstein, RN Infusionist

Not only does the cold and snow come with Colorado’s winter season, so do the flu bugs and germs that come with it. According to the CDC (2018), there have been between 9.3 and 49 million reports of the flu virus in the United States since 2010 (https://www.cdc.gov/flu). I remember getting the flu and reporting to my primary care doctor that everything hurt, “even my eyelashes.” The flu leaves you feeling weak and ill, but what if there were a way to help combat some of those symptoms? Well now there is, and the answer is IV infusion therapy. IV therapy dates back to the middle ages, and became modernized to what we see in hospitals today in the 1950s (Rivera, 2005). For many years, IV therapy was used for inpatient and outpatient therapy, but recently pop up IV bars have taken the United States by storm. People swear by their ability to cure hangovers. However, they can also be used to help boost immunity (Nelson, 2018). Certain additives such as Vitamin C and Zinc can be put in our IV bags, which both help you restore energy and boost your immune system. Delivering this mix of vitamins intravenously means that they are absorbed in the body more rapidly, at least twice as fast as taking them by mouth (The I.V. Doc, 2016).
With Specialty Dripps by Afton, we bring the therapy to you in the comfort of your own home. Which is especially crucial during cold and flu season. Whether you are starting to feel ill or have already come down with the flu, it is better to stay inside away from the outside world full of germs. Besides, what is better than sitting on your couch getting pumped with fluid while you binge on your favorite shows? The infusion takes about 45 minutes to an hour, and will leave you feeling hydrated and reenergized.
Contact us now for more information, and lets fight cold and flu season together!



The IV DOC, Flu Relief: Why IV Fluid is the New Chicken Soup. April 13, 2016. https://www.theivdoc.com/about-us/blog/2016/04/Flu-Relief-Why-IV-Fluid-is-the-New-Chicken-Soup/

Nelson, Lee. “The Hangover Cure-“IV Therapy Nursing. February 15, 2018. https://nurse.org/articles/iv-therapy-nursing-hangover-cure/.

Rivera, A. M., Strauss, K. W., Van Zundert, A., and Mortier, E., The history of peripheral intravenous catheters : How little plastic tubes revolutionized medicine. Acta Anæsthesiologica Belgica, 271-282. 2005.