What is Swine Flu infection?
Everyone knows about and may have suffered with influenza or flu infection. Flu is an infection caused by certain virus, which comes, stays for a few days and goes away. Similarly, Swine Flu is also a kind influenza virus. Here, the difference is that it can be more severe than regular flu infection.
What are the symptoms of Swine flu?
The symptoms are similar to regular flu:
Where do you get it from?
Swine flu being a viral disease, it spreads from a person suffering with the same virus. It spreads through air, by sneezing and coughing, and touch of the affected patient.
Who is at higher risk?
- Those who are already suffering with poor resistance.
- Children having tuberculosis.
- Elderly people above 65 years.
- Children below five years.
- Patients with diabetes or other disease which lowers vitality.
- Pregnant female.
- HIV positive patients.
- Patients with heart, lung, liver or kidney disease.
- Patients who are on immunosuppressive medicines for other diseases.
- People with tremendous physical or mental stress.
- Patients on cortisone or chemotherapy.
What happens to Swine flu patient, finally?
Swine flu infection, like most other viral infections, is likely to subside eventually; whether treated or not. However, some of the patients are at risk of turning into a serious medical condition called ARD (Acute Respiratory Distress syndrome), which may turn even fatal.
Diagnosis :The diagnosis test is done using nose and throat swab at the laboratory.
Treatment for Swine Flu: For conventional treatment, please consult your local doctor.
If you have recently visited a country or place/city under Swine flu attack or have met a person suffering from the infection, it is advisable to get a test done.
What to Do for Avoiding Swine Flu:
- Always cover your mouth and nose while coughing and sneezing.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth frequently as there is always some virus on tabletops, telephones and computers.
- Wash your hands frequently with alcohol-based gel or foam hand sanitizers.
- Wear a well-fitted mask in public places.
- Drink loads of water and get enough sleep.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- Stay away (3-feet distance) from people who have a respiratory infection.
- Use disposable tissues.
Swine flu is not a food borne illness so there is no restriction on food and drinks.
Special Note: Swine flu is most contagious in the initial five days. In the case of children, it can be contagious up to 10 days. If you have already got it: Please confine yourself to a room. Wearing a mask is a must and Keep yourself away from social gathering.
It is possible to prevent swine flu with homeopathy.
Not only swine flu but any epidemic can be kept under control when well selected “Homeopathic Genus Epidemicus” is given to healthy masses in that particular region.This Genus Epidimicus is administered to all healthy people around so that they get immunity against that particular disease. The number of new cases reduced significantly after administering Homeopathic Genus Epidemicus.
Homeopathic preventive medicine i.e. Genus Epidemicus should be given to all healthy people of all ages. Infants as well as elders can take this medicine. It is safe for pregnant and lactating women also.
Benefits of taking homeopathic medicines-
- Medicines have no side effects.
- Remedies have no interactions with allopathic medicines so can be taken along with them.
- Homeopathy has limited role in emergency, but can be of great benefit post emergency.
- Medicines can also be used with conventional therapies, to improve stamina, reduce fever, and improve appetite.
Homoeopathic preventive medicine –Arsenicum Album 30… daily on an empty stomach for three days as prophylactic medicine against flu-like illnesses. The does should be repeated after one month, in case flu-like conditions prevail in the area.