SWINE FLU – PREVENTING HOMOEOPATHIC WAY
It is a contagious Respiratory Disease caused by H1N1 Virus .
The Virus enter the body through inhalation of contaminated droplets or is transferred from a contaminated surface to the Eyes, Nose or Mouth of a person.
Early signs of Influenza A (H1N1) are Flu – like
- SORE THROAT
- RUNNING NOSE / STUFFY NOSE
- MUSCLE & JOINT PAINS
- VOMITINGS & DIARRHOEA( In some cases)
One must be able to differentiate the Common Flu/Cold from Swine Flu. This table will be very useful for all of you.
Differences Between Cold, Seasonal Flu & Swine Flu (H1N1) Symptoms
Present & usually High Fever
Hacking , Productive
Dry ,Non Productive
Dry Non Productive Coughing
Running Nose present
No Stuffy Nose usually
Aches & pains
Moderate aches & Pains
Severe Bodyaches & Pains
Mild to Moderate
Mostly have Chills
Moderate , As Lack of Energy
Moderate to severe
Not Present commonly
Mild to Moderate
Develop over a few days
Tends to develop over few days with Flushed face, Nausea, dizziness, lasts 4-7 days
Has Rapid Onset within 3-6 hours. H1N1 hits hard & fast includes Sudden High fever, Pains, Bodyaches
If you are sick or have any flu-like symptoms, stay home. Do not go to school or work. Swine flu symptoms may mimic those of regular flu and cold symptoms.
Contain Your Cough
Cough or sneeze into the crook (inside elbow) of your arm. This way you do not transfer the germs to your hands and then to every object you touch. Swine flu is very contagious, and can spread easily by touching an infected object and then touching your face. A flu mask will help you avoid infection in enclosed spaces. Use of MASK is advisable.
Wash Hands Frequently
Wash hands constantly to avoid swine flu. Anything you touch may be affected, so keeping hands clean will help you avoid infection.
Gargle with warm salt water 2-3 times a day prevents proliferation. H1N1 takes2-3 days after initial infection in the Throat / Nasal cavity to proliferate the virus and show characteristic symptoms.
Carry hand sanitizer with you. If you have things others have touched, use your hand sanitizer to avoid swine flu infection. In addition, avoid shaking hands or other hand to hand contact whenever possible. Also avoid kissing on the cheek or other face to face contact as a greeting method.
Drink as much of warm liquids ( tea, coffee etc.) as you can. Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as gargling , but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses from throat into stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm.
Boost Natural Immunity
Can be done with foods that are rich in Vitamin C ( Amla and other Citrus Fruits). If you have to supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make sure that it has Zinc to boost the absoption.
Touch public handles and pens as little as possible. These are loaded with germs that may carry the swine flu virus.
When you fly, be most diligent about following these guidelines. Transferring any flu, including swine flu, is most likely in close quarters like an airplane.
Clean Your Produce
The life span of a virus is different for each and can vary from as much as 48 hours to 100 years depending on the hardiness of the virus. Although there have been no known cases of swine flu transmission through fruit and vegetable consumption, there does seem to be some concern about the possibility. The best bet is to buy locally grown fruits and vegetables if possible. Make sure you wash your fruits and vegetables with water, and soak for greater effectiveness. Washes and using chlorinated rinses have not been proven to work. So far there have been no cases of swine flu transmission through fruits and vegetable sources.
Stay out of crowds as much as possible. Close proximity to other people will heighten your chances of to get swine flu. Wear a surgical mask in areas of high traffic concentration. Try to stay at least 3-6 feet away from people.
Eating and Drinking
Do not eat or drink after others without complete sanitization of containers or utensils. Swine flu can be transmitted by contact with infected eating utensils.
Though Homoeopathy deals in treating the patients in a individualistic manner. Homoeopathy has been found effective in the past also to help in the previous epidemics. As the symptoms goes in majority of cases Arsenic Album seems to be the most suitable as genus epidemicus. Though Aviare & Influnzinum are also considered to be helpfull in curtailing & Preventing this Flu. It is advised that one must consult a qualified Homoeopathic doctor before taking it.
Taking precautionary measures are of paramount importance as discussed here in details. Homoeopathic treatment is given to the patients by considering the Symptoms of the patient.
Vaccinations are not effective against the H1N1 virus. If one contracts the virus one can go to the doctor within 36 hours and ask for Tamiflu or Relenza , if Homoeopathic Doctor is not available around. These antiviral medicines can halt the progression of H1N1 or Swine flu virus. Visit an authorised Medical centre or Hospital equipped to deal with such cases.
Sr. Homoeopathic Consultant,Gold Medalist
Advisor Media, Delhi Homoeopathic Board,Govt. of Delhi
President- Delhi State Homoeopathic Medical Association of India (HMAI)
Ex.Member- Delhi Board of Homoeopathic System of Medicine & Homoeopathic Advisory Committee, Govt. of NCT Delhi
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