Influenza is called an acute infectious disease that affects the respiratory tract, which is caused by the influenza virus.It is part of SARS.At times, it can turn into epidemics and pandemics.Today, there are more than two thousand influenza viruses, which differ among themselves antigenic spectrum.
Protection against influenza
With the onset of the cold season, flu threatens all: both children and adults.What you need to do to protect themselves from SARS and how to treat the flu at home, if they still ill?
The first thing that will help protect - vaccination against influenza.This is a really good protection and it should be treated very seriously.To date, a lot of types of vaccine, dosage and methods of administration which are quite different.Remember that the vaccine, which is made already after the epidemic began, it may be completely ineffective.
There vaccinations even for pregnant and lactating women.
Besides vaccines, there are other ways to protect yourself and your family from
One of the most effective - to try as much as possible to avoid any contact with the person who has the flu.If this is not possible, use a medical mask.Try not to touch your nose and eyes.And, of course, how to wash your hands frequently.
In addition, you need to regularly ventilate the room and do wet cleaning them.If you are in the presence of ultraviolet light, use it, it is great to kill viruses and bacteria.If you have a humidifier and air purifier, from time to time include them.Do not forget to change the air conditioner filters in the apartment and a car.
Another good option - to place in all areas of the saucer with the finely chopped garlic or onions.Antibacterial substances, which are released by them are very detrimental effect on viruses.
for influenza is very common rather sudden appearance of the disease, fever and chills, pain in joints and muscles, cough, severe weakness and headache.Some also suffer from the common cold and sore throat.
is very important when it passes the flu home treatment to comply with bed rest.Remember, do not get rid of the infection immediately, but you can help your immune system to make the healing process faster.
Allow yourself to be sick at home, and not to transfer the flu on their feet.After all, not only is the virus is still contagious for 3-4 days.
most correct way to treat flu - alleviate symptoms of the disease.Do not take antibiotics or sulfa drugs because they simply do not have any effect on viruses.It is best to use the recipes of traditional medicine.
example, honey, lime better.Of course, if you do not have an allergy to it.You can combine it with lemon juice or a decoction of dried raspberries.Try to drink at least 1.5 liters per day fluid warm.It is best if it is slightly acid: fruit drinks, fruit drinks, teas with lemon juice.Consume large amounts of ascorbic acid per day (500 to 1000 mg).
it necessary to bring down the temperature?
high temperature - a sign of just flu, but also any other disease having an infectious nature.This is a common defensive reaction of the human body.That is a struggle with the disease, activated its own defenses.
elevated temperatures each person brings their own way.It is generally believed that the need to take antipyretics only when the temperature reaches 38.5 degrees.There is no universal recommendation on this issue, especially regarding children.They heat can even cause seizures.
Of the existing analgesics and antipyretics is best to choose those that are composed of paracetamol.If a fever is by no means impossible to apply the procedures that have a warming effect (wraps, compresses, hot baths).
If there is a bad cold, his nose bury fresh juices of aloe, carrot and beet.They must be diluted in a ratio of 1: 1 and 5 drops instilled into each nostril four times a day.You can take advantage of vasoconstrictor sprays or drops.
Even today, not all can distinguish the flu from the usual bacterial cold.But prevention and ways to treat these two diseases are quite different.For example, if you have a bacterial infection, it is very effective sulfa drugs and antibiotics.A viral infection, they do not have any effect.
very effective for the flu are those traditional methods:
- 3 tablespoons of chamomile flowers;
- 3 tablespoons watch trifoliate leaves;
- 3 tablespoons of herbs centaury;
- 3 tablespoons herb elderberry herbaceous.
All the ingredients are mixed.Four tablespoons of the mixture pour 700 ml boiling water and put on a night.Morning withstand 15 minutes in a water bath, taking a glass 3 times a day.This necessarily comply with bed rest.In addition, adults can bedtime drink 100 g of warm vodka with honey added in it.
- infusion of cornflower.Boil 2 tablespoons cornflower blue one cup of boiling water.Let it all stand up at least 3 hours, then strain.Drink the resulting infusion of three doses throughout the day.
- camomile.Prepare a bath.To do this, take 400 grams of dried chamomile inflorescence and fill all 10 liters of boiling water.Let configure themselves half an hour, then strain and pour into the tub.10-15 minutes - the duration of the procedure.In this case the water temperature should be 35-37 degrees.
- Tea "anti-flu".Mix in equal parts of chamomile flowers, willow bark, hips and linden blossom.Pour cup of boiling water a tablespoon of the resulting collection.let it brew for 10 minutes, then strain the infusion and squeeze the crop.Must take one-third cup three times a day 15 minutes before meal.