Treatment and prevention of influenza.

Treatment and prevention of influenza.

Flu symptoms and treatment.

I want to bring your attention to. All respiratory infections are transmitted not only by airborne droplets. This is a cough, sneezing sick. But the contact method also works. This is through a handshake, towels, household items.

! Therefore, it is important to carefully observe hygiene. Wash hands often. Do not touch the person in a protective surgical mask at the height of the epidemic.

Do I need to bring down the temperature?

Our only reliable defenders against viruses — interferon. These are specific proteins. They are produced by the cells of the body during the penetration of viruses and bacteria. Suppressed by the synthesis of proteins in microorganisms. They lose the ability to reproduce.

! Interferons begin to develop rapidly with an increase in body temperature to 38 °. Therefore, taking antipyretic drugs makes sense only at temperatures above this value.

Do antibiotics Showing?

Unfortunately, many people fall ill with the flu and acute respiratory infections. Patients begin to self-medicate. Sulfonamides, broad-spectrum antibiotics in the hope of a quick recovery are taken without a doctor’s prescription.
But in the end, instead of healing, you can “earn” a fungal disease. Harm the stomach, liver and kidneys.

! Note: the use of antibiotics for viral infections does not make sense. They do not act on him.

Doctors prescribe antibiotics only when a harmful virus is added to pathogenic bacteria that infect the body by weakening the flu.

Will the shock doses of vitamin C?

In the late 70-ies of the Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling was the recommend daily intake of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) to 1 g, in order not to get sick from colds and prevention of wellness. More recent studies have shown that prevention of viral infections and colds enough to take a smaller dose — 100-200 mg per day.

And only with the direct threat of colds and flu (hypothermia, in close contact with the sick person) is allowed to take 2-3 days daily shock doses of vitamin C (1.5-2.5 g for adults). It stimulates the immune defenses, already facilitates the onset of the disease. Ascorbic acid, for example, is part of the popular cough means.

If the light under threat.

As I said, a very serious complication of the flu can become pneumonia, it develops most often as a result of additional bacterial infection. When pneumonia occurs cough with greenish, blood-streaked sputum, chest pain, especially with deep breathing, shortness of breath, fever. In some cases, the patient’s condition worsens so that required urgent hospitalization.

If you are at risk for the flu, or if you are over 65 years, to avoid bacterial pneumonia, it is strongly recommended that a special pneumococcal vaccine that protects against two dozen bacteria that cause this dangerous disease. The vaccine needs and adults — suffer from asthma, various types of cancer, heavy smokers.

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