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.
All virus have been named. H1N1 is a name given to the Swine flu virus. In the same group, there are some related virus-named as H1N2, H2N3, etc.
SYMPTOMS OF SARS
The symptoms are similar to regular flu:
- Runny nose
- Body ache
- Sore throat
- Pain in joints
- Nausea and vomiting
- Lack of appetite
- Low energy
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. A sneeze or a cough of a patient can through millions of Swine flu virus in the air.
Congested places such as closed room, classroom, office, train, bus, mall, etc are sources of infection, as one infected person could spread it to many healthy patients.
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 with lowers vitality
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
DIAGNOSIS OF SWINE FLU
The diagnosis test is done using nose and throat swab at the laboratory. Many labs are able to conduct this test for the cost of about USD 30. Some countries have control over the test. In India, as on today, only the government run hospitals are allowed to conduct the test
MANAGEMENT OF SWINE FLU
- Always cover mouth and nose while coughing and sneezing
- Do not touch eyes, nose and mouth frequently as there is always some virus on tabletops, telephones and computers
- Wash hands frequently
- 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.
HOMOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR SWINE FLU
Gelsemium, Eupatorium Perf, Arenic Album, Sabadilla, FEVER TONIC