The flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by
different viruses. The flu is worse than the common cold, and symptoms such as fever, body aches, extreme tiredness and dry cough are more common and intense. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems, such as pneumonia, bacterial infections or hospitalizations.
For the sake of further amplification, the following symptoms of
influenza may help.
🔻The incubation period of influenza is approximately 48
hours. Some folks succumb within 24 hours or, more infrequently, not for as long as a week. This means if you’ve been exposed to someone who knowingly has the flu, you have a day or so in which to leap into action. That means getting your homeopathy kit and dietary arsenals in
🔻Most cases of influenza come on suddenly. That is, you might feel well on waking, but by noon, the illness is in full swing. The swine flu pandemic of 1918 was known to overcome people within a day.
🔻The initial symptoms include that “uh-oh- I-think-I-have-the- flu” feeling with which we’re all familiar. This is usually ushered in with a headache, exhaustion, fever and chills. It doesn’t take long before the onset of a fever. This usually occurs inside of a few hours. Achy back, arms, legs or joints
are always present. There may be nasal discharge but nowhere near as watery and profuse as with acold. The throat may be sore, with pain in and behind the eyes.
🔻Occasionally gastrointestinal issues, such as diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, present.
🔻The length and intensity of influenza can depend on the overall health of the person.
🔻Without the care of either homeopathic treatment or interference from conventional drugs, the flu’s course runs between three to five days in the first stage. Analgesics,
nasal sprays and other conventional drugs have a reputation for prolonging the flu, while homeopathic remedies shorten and resolve it.
🔻The length of the illness can run anywhere from a few days to 14 days. More often than not, the illness runs its course in ten days.
🔻Complications of influenza can include viral and bacterial pneumonia, bronchitis, depression, Reye’s syndrome, encephalitis and myocarditis (inflammation of the lining of the heart).
Prevention of influenza
1.Avoid close contact.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
2. Stay home when you are sick.
If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.
3. Cover your mouth and nose.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
4. Clean your hands.
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
6. Practice other good health habits.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
Homeopathy has a lot to offer, both in the prevention and treatment of influenza. The homeopathic remedies Oscillococcinum
Arsenic alb etc
are being used through out world as preventives and curative as well.
Homeopathic medicine states that “like cures like”. By giving your body a homeopathic dilution of the influenza virus, your immune system is primed and strengthened against the virus. In addition, the adrenal glands, which react to any stressful event in your body, are supported by other homeopathic medicines in the flu protocol. Together, these medicines prepare your body for exposure to all strains of bacteria and viruses that are prevalent throughout the season.