Swine Flu (H1N1 Virus) Prevention and Precautions

The symptoms and signs are severe with chronic patients like, heart diseases, kidney problems, lung malfunctioning, etc. It is better to consult your nearby physicians if you experience the following symptoms, especially with Cancer; Pregnant mother patients. For up to seven days, swine flu is considered contagious.

What are the Symptoms of Swine Flu?

  • Abrupt fever, which is generally high.
  • Unexpected cough
  • Body aches
  • Chill
  • Headache
  • Fatigueness
  • Cough and cold
  • Muscle twist
  • Sore problems
  • Sneezing and running nose is common
  • Lack of Appetite
  • Short of breath
  • Diarrhea and Vomiting

What is Swine Flu?

Swine flu is a respiratory disease caused by the influenza A virus H1N1 virus. Maximum people lack immunity against the swine influenza A (H1N1) virus, so it transfers easily from person to person and has created global anarchy. The strain H1N1 may have originated in pigs, but now it is familiar to humans.

Swine Flu and High-Risk Groups

Following patients should be taken utmost care

  • Acute lung disorders, heart problems
  • Diseases of the Kidney and Liver
  • Pregnant mother
  • Aged people
  • Kids under 2
  •  Person suffering from obesity

Precautions and Treatments for Swine Flu

  • For mild swine flu, it is better to take appropriate rest.
  • Drinking plenty of water is recommended.
  • In severe cases, consult your physicians and start taking antiviral medication.
  • Spread by direct contact, so keep away from such people.
  • Sneezing droplets may accumulate on the doorknob, drinking glass, towel, etc., so clean it properly
  • Anti-flu medications should start after consultation with Doctor.
  • Covering the mouth and nose while coughing and sneezing.
  • Used mask while going close to the infected person.
  • Maintaining a high level of hygiene is of utmost importance.
  • Surface sanitisation is also essential.
  •  Fever medicine may be taken after consultation with your doctor.

Side effects of swine flu vaccine

Regarding safety, swine flu vaccination has a robust record of reducing the signs, symptoms, and gravity of the disease. However,  the H1N1 swine flu vaccination has mild side effects. Some of the critical side effects of H1N1 vaccination are as given below:

  • Sore and redness of arms at the injection point.
  • Mild headache
  • Low fever
  • Rare neurological reactions like Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Tendency of fainting
  • Nausea
  • Muscle ache, vomiting, wheezing and running nose when given the nasal spray.
  • Breathing problem
  • Hoarseness
  • Dizziness and weakness

How to treat swine flu naturally

Few homoeopathic medicines help treat the signs and symptoms of swine flu. These medicines should be taken after a consultation with a qualified doctor. Homoeopathic treatment for swine flu:.`

  • Aconitum napellus
  • Arsenicum album
  • Belladone
  • Bryonia alba
  • Eupatorium perfoliatum
  • Gelsemium
  • Rbus tox

Swine flu high-risk group

The following category is at high risk of the H1N1 virus. They should be taken utmost care to minimise the spread of this flu.

  • Aged people
  • Children  below the age of five years
  • Pregnant mother
  • Diabetic people
  • People suffering from chronic lung, heart, kidney, and liver illnesses.
  • People associated with neurological problems should also take care of.
  • People with low immunity.

Swine flu prevention tips

  • Wash your hand frequently.
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Gargle with warm salt water as it helps prevent the symptoms’ proliferation.
  • Cleanse your nostril with warm salt water to prevent the ramifications of the germs.
  • Eat more and more citrus fruits as they act like a natural immunity booster.
  • Hot beverages are also recommended for swine flu.

Yoga for swine flu treatment

The following Yoga poses and exercises help cure swine flu and reduce the symptoms of this dreadful disease.

  • Jalneti (nasal cleansing with water)
  • Sutraneti (nasal cleansing with thread)
  • Vastradhauti (cleansing with cloth)
  • Kapalbhati
  • Bhastrika Pranayama

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