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Swine Flu

It brocked out in the form of pandemic in year 1918
Mainly influenza is been caused by two types of viruses and those are influenza causing virus type A and type B. Swine flu is a respiratory disease caused by a new strain of influenza A virus subtype H1N1 The origins of this new strain are unknown. It is been actually related with Pigs so it derives its name from it that is swine. It passes from human to human. In some cases it produces mild symptoms and the infected person makes a full recovery without any medicine.
Infection mainly effects the upper respiratory tract. And can be transmitted easily by airborn droplets from cough and sneezes of infected people.
Symptoms Symptoms of influenza developes 24 to 48 hours after infection. First symptom may be slight chills. Other symptoms may develop later and may become severe those are
- High fever, swetting shivering
- Coughing, headache, sore throat
- Aching muscles specially in the back
- Severe exhaustion
- Frequent sneezing, stuffy or runny nose
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite
Influenza spreads mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people. Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
As a persons immune system when gets weaker he becomes susceptible to these vunerable diseases so exercise, meditation, yoga and nutritious diet can help keep your immune system in good condition and prevent these infection.
If the patient is feeling chilly, dull, dizzy, drowsy, thirstless and patient is too weak, tired and aches throughout the body.
Headache, muscle aches, and cough or stomach pain. Aggravated by slightest motion. The person’s mouth usually is dry, with a thirst for large cold drinks
Eupatorium perfoliatum.
Soreness and aching of the entire body; hoarseness and cough, with great soreness of the larynx and upper respiratory tract. Coryza with thirst. The breakbone pains are there.
Influenza with marked gastro-intestinal symptoms may need this remedy, especially when there are putrid diarrhoea stools..
There is a copious flow, prostration and paroxysmal coryza. Marked is the periodicity makes it suitable to epidemics. The burning dryness and copious watery excoriating secretions. Prostration is a prominent symptoms.
Adapted to cases where the gastric symptoms predominate; tongue clean or slightly coated. Nausea with profuse saliva; vomiting, without relief; sleepy afterwards; worse from stooping. Low thirst. Pains as if bones were all torn to pieces. Rattling cough.
Phosphorus It is the great post-influenza "tonic."
Other remedies are :-
Rhus toxicodendron, Allium cepa, dulcamara, Sticta, Veratrum album, aconite, sabadila