Archive for the ‘Influenza’ Category
Is there a treatment for influenza?
Influenza is caused by a virus, for which no treatment exists, but there are drugs that make the disease more bearable, shorter and reduces symptoms, if administered during the first 48 hours of illness. The drugs are sensitive usage, only the doctor is able to determine whether to administer to a patient, as they are not free from side effects.
How can I prevent influenza?
A vaccine that has been referred to as the best way to prevent influenza, it is prepared every year taking into account the types of virus circulating in the world, is well tolerated but does not apply to people with allergies to egg protein, with a history severe reaction to the vaccine or had suffered from Guillain-Barré syndrome (six weeks before the vaccination).
“In whom it is applied antiinfluenza Vaccine?
Should be applied to the entire population before the winter season, but there are priority risk groups such as patients with diseases affecting the immune system, cardiovascular, metabolic and renal diseases. In those 65 years old with COPD, diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease and asthma. Pregnant women at high risk (adolescents, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, eclampsia, pregnancy in multiparas).
What is influenza?
Respiratory tract disease caused by a highly contagious virus, there are three different types of virus (A, B, C) which can mutate (change), and there are several subtypes. It is more common in autumn and winter. It is important because it affects all ages, and major mutations of the virus usually causes serious complications and even death in a large number of people, often children and elderly.
Is it the same as the common cold the flu?
No, although both are acute respiratory diseases are common symptoms, the organism that causes influenza is different from that causes the common cold or flu.
How do you get the flu?
From person to person through secretions from the nose and mouth (coughing, sneezing, talking, singing) or by direct contact (hands, when the patient does not wash them, kissing). It is highly infectious (3-7 days after onset of symptoms) and increased risk when it occurs in closed rooms (rooms, nurseries, schools, nursing homes, shelters, etc.). It is estimated that this could be an epidemic around the world in a period of 3 to 6 months.
Who is at risk of becoming ill from influenza?
All age groups, but higher risk are children, elderly, pregnant women and people with immune system disease such as chronic lung, heart, kidney, cancer, chronic metabolic diseases (diabetes) anemia and immunodeficiencies (HIV / AIDS) among others.
What are the signs or symptoms to suspect influenza?
Sudden onset (the patient remembers well the time of onset) with fever, headache, pain in muscles and joints, fatigue, watery eyes, sore throat and cough.
Treatment of influenza with long pepper
The use of long pepper was one of the most effective solution for the treatment of influenza. Half a teaspoon of powdered long pepper, mixed with two tablespoons of honey and half teaspoon of ginger juice should be consumed three times a day. This would be very helpful if taken in the early stages of disease. This is especially useful to avoid complications that followed the onset of the disease, namely the involvement of the larynx and bronchial tubes.