The newspapers were filled in recent month’s reports of flu (or H1N1 swine flu), so much so that many people are fed up with the news of this new form of influenza. Swine influenza (swine flu or H1N1) is indeed present around us, but with much heralded pandemic has yet to materialize.
Not just the flu (or H1N1 swine flu) constitutes a threat in the winter season, even a simple flu or a common cold that lie in wait for a while and we can keep very ill. How can I prevent a cold or flu? Is a question that doctors are often asked?
Who wants to protect itself against cold (and flu) should not forget to regularly wash their hands. There is no water around, then a gel based on alcohol use. But on the shoulders of someone who has a cold, have an important responsibility. Some sense of responsibility to protect other people is saddled with a cold.
First it is important that someone with a cold in his hands always cough or sneeze. Then it is obviously recommended to wash those hands. Remember never to turn ones back when you are in possession of a cold cough or sneeze. Anyone who feels a sudden sneeze coming on, sneezes best bent arm.
The most obvious advice was already given at the outbreak of swine influenza (swine flu or H1N1). A normal flu or a simple cold prevented by personal hygiene optimization. Is important to first wash hands frequently, even several times a day. Quickly wash with cold water is insufficient. Who really wants to ban the germs must wash hands with soap and warm water. The operation must be at least 20 seconds taken to be successful. In that case, the germs from the skin.
To complement the hand washing can you use for a common flu or a simple cold to take a proactive injection. That will protect against seasonal influenza, but also all phrase for a cold. Seasonal flu usually emerges during the period between the second half of December and the first half of March. This seems appropriate to one in October or November to seek vaccination against flu. Within two weeks after administration of the injection, your body has enough antibodies to flu (and cold) at bay.
Vaccines for the flu (or H1N1 swine flu) are still ongoing. The vaccines that protect against seasonal flu are only providing partial protection against swine influenza (swine flu or H1N1). With the advent of the latter (new) form of influenza, it is important to be doubly vigilant. Anyone who feels flu – and also exhibits a number of symptoms of flu – is better for medical assistance. The doctor will soon decide whether there is a common flu or swine flu (or H1N1 swine influenza).
Is it useful and necessary to take medication to combat a common flu or a simple cold? The answer is nuanced. Who wants to heal faster, may indeed drug prescription. The same applies when the symptoms of the flu or colds are relatively heavy. In the case of relatively mild symptoms, we recommend that the disease simply to ‘sick’.