Myths and Home Remedies for Swine Flu

Bengaluru, March 3: The number of deaths due to swine flu or H1N1 virus has gone up across the country. Citizens have been advised to take precautions and report to a hospital on the first symptoms of swine flu like high fever, sneezing, cough and body pain.

People in all states got scared thinking that swine flu can't be cured and treated with medicines.

Swine Flu

Here are a few myths about Swine Flu:

  • Swine flu can't be treated at home. It's a dangerous, deadly disease.
  • People infected with H1N1 virus should get admitted to hospitals for further treatment.
  • Everyone, who has fever, cold, cough, should take TamiFlu or other medicines for swine flu.
  • Any masks can be used to protect a person from getting infected from the virus.

The real facts about Swine Flu:

  • Swine flu is nothing but another type of viral influenza and can be easily treated at home.
  • Unlike other flu virus, H1N1 virus suppress immunity system and affect lung function only.
  • A swine flu patient needs urgent medical care only when he develops secondary complications like lung infection.
  • No one should take swine flu medicines, such as TamiFlu, Relenza etc without consulting a doctor.
  • Indiscriminate use of the medicines can help the virus to develop resistance against the medicine.
  • Instead of commonly available masks, only N-95 masks can protect someone against the flu.

Home remedies for Swine Flu: [Swine flu scare: Know how you can avoid the deadly disease]

  • Take 5 gram Camphor, 5 gram Elaichi. Tie all of them in a small cloth and mash them together. Take the aroma frequently.
  • Chew 2 Basil leaves every morning in empty stomach.
  • Take one glass of lukewarm water, add one pinch of salt and gargle with it many times a day.
  • Wash hands, face frequently. Use hand sanitizers.
  • Put dettol in one bucket of water and use it in toilet.
  • Drink aloe vera juice which helps to increase immunity system.
  • Take lot of fluids, water throughout the day.

According to doctors, if a person is given treatment and medications on time without much delay then for a healthy individual it might take around 48 to 75 hours to get relief from the symptoms and five to seven days to recover completely from the flu.

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