Prevention And Treatment of Influenza 2016: a Doctor’s Advice
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Influenza 2016 season is in full swing, and in the abundance of contradictory information is difficult to find answers to our questions.
We appealed to the practicing doctor, asking to talk about whether there is really an epidemic and how high a threat to the population of America.
Today Statistics soothing. Officially, the incidence is 33%, which exceeds the threshold of an epidemic. But you should not relax – influenza 2016 virus still remains dangerous.
How to distinguish influenza 2016 viruses from the banal SARS?
Flu symptoms are non-specific. Influenza 2016 virus belongs to a group of acute respiratory infections and has similar symptoms with other SARS. However, influenza 2016 is characterized by a more acute onset, fever up to 39-40 ° C, expressed intoxication — muscle pain, joint pain, «ache» in the body.
If you are concerned about a slight malaise, nasal congestion, fever up to 38 ° C — most likely, it is — a simple SARS.
When should I see a doctor?
Ideally, a doctor should be treated always at the first symptoms. But in the modern conditions of life, work and organization of the health care system, it is — not always real. When lung disease the patients are trying to do «their own.» But there are a number of symptoms, for which a doctor should be contacted immediately.
If any symptoms should immediately call a doctor?
- Persistent fever up to 40 ° C and above
- Inefficiency antipyretics (paracetamol, ibuprofen)
- Confusion (delirium, loss of consciousness)
- Nausea, vomiting, dizziness,
- The drop in blood pressure
- Shortness of breath, pain when inhaling
- Severe pallor
- The appearance of skin rash
- Deterioration after improvement
Whatever happens, do not panic! Implement all the recommendations, and following the advice of doctors, you can protect yourself and your loved ones from the adverse effects of SARS and influenza.
The main doctor’s advice on the prevention and treatment of influenza
The most reliable method of preventing flu 2016 is vaccination. Today there is no alternative to vaccination. The best proof of this is the fact that among the dead from the flu there are no persons who have received prophylactic vaccination. All influenza 2016 vaccines in America decent quality. Vaccinate should be 1 time per year, preferably before the period of increased morbidity — in early November.
Wear a mask
The disease is transmitted only from person to person by droplet infection. You can get infected, even when you are at a distance of 1 meter away from the patient. Wear a mask or, at least, simply pull the scarf over the mouth and nose if you are in a large gathering of people. For example, in public transport.
Ventilate constantly: at home and at work. The virus loves warm. When the room temperature 19-20 ° C is less likely to develop.
Wash your hands
The influenza virus 2016 remains active on the banknotes for 5 days. Therefore, wash your hands often.
Remember that people get the flu 2016, almost certainly infect others if it is to attend work. Do not leave home if sick and require colleagues to consult a doctor if they come out on unhealthy workplace. If a family has the flu, highlight his own room and utensils. Remember high «infectious» disease.
Control your blood pressure
During the illness of heart attack and stroke risk is doubled! Watch the level of blood pressure and other chronic diseases.
Get rid of misconceptions
It is proved that tools such as vitamin C, and other «adjuvants» have no effect on influenza 2016 viruses. It is better to spend money on fresh vegetables and quality food. It will bring you more benefits.
Do not self-medicate
FLU dangerous complications. All the well-known expression «to pass the disease on their feet,» carries a deadly danger of the flu. Every sick need rest and medical control of the disease. Timely appeal to the competent doctor will reduce the risk of dangerous flu complications to a minimum.
Follow these simple and not costly recommendations and stay healthy all year round!