How to fight flu easily
What is the flu?
Flu is a highly infectious disease caused by a virus. It presents as a respiratory tract infection and occurs mainly during the winter (November-March).
How is it transmitted?
The flu virus is spread from person to person and through the air by sneezing or coughing. Sometimes enough simply to talk to a person who is infected with the flu virus to spread. Another route of infection is direct contact. This occurs, such as, if we touch the skin of an infected person and then we brought her hand to her mouth or nose. However, I must say that this second route of infection is much less common.
What are your symptoms?
inflammation, congestion and irritation of the respiratory tract, altering the respiratory mucosa
- Muscle aches
- Dry cough
- Generalized feeling of malaise, loss of appetite and energy
How is it treated?
The best way to treat the flu is to prevent its occurrence, and it is best to get vaccinated. The flu virus mutates every year, so the vaccine has to be changed every year also to be effective. You can buy the vaccine at your local pharmacy or a health center.
There are many drugs to combat influenza and mitigate its effects. The first are called antiviral drugs that fight the virus directly. These are not effective in treating bacterial infections that can occur as a result of the flu. To reduce fever, the most effective one is taking any medication with Paracetamol based.
Remember to only medicate if he or she prescribed a doctor.
Save rest! Making any kind of physical or mental activity that requires a lot of effort just to get your defenses falter and this will lengthen your disease. Drink plenty of fluids. When we are sick, our body releases toxins through urine and sweat. Therefore, to prevent dehydration is best to drink plenty of water. Fruit juices are good too but, not only because they help us to replenish fluids, but also because they contain many vitamins. Of course, if you have a sore throat, drinking citrus juices (orange, grapefruit, etc..), Even though they are high in vitamin C, you can irritation even more, so use caution. If you are a smoker, avoid the consumption of snuff all you can when flu attack you. Does alcohol? Not try, I just get you your defense is even weaker.