Caring for the Health of the whole Family...
Flu is also called Influenza. It is a very common disease and anybody can get it. There is no barrier of sex or age. This is the a respiratory infection and is usually short lived. Influenza strikes the nose, the throat and possibly the trachea and its bronchial tubes. The symptoms are sneezing with a running nose, throat irritation, cough, headache and body ache, with or without fever. Cough may cause pain in the chest, headache and hoarseness of voice. It takes two or three days after the initial infection for the full range of symptoms to appear.
The infection is carried in the breath or more accurately in the virus –laden moisture expelled during coughs and sneezes. The illness is at its most infectious during its first two days. An infected person may not realize that he is carrying the virus although he is most likely to transmit it during its first two days.
When the weather starts changing, the annual concern about flu epidemic starts. The best possible prevention against flu is a strong immune system. Homeopathy aims to boost your natural immune system with anti-flu remedies. Also supplementing your diet with Vitamin C and Echinacea is advisable to strengthen your immunity system.
The best treatment for Flu is rest, which will speed up recovery and will also prevent the spreading of the virus among other individuals. It is normally unnecessary to take any medicines in Flu. Medicines are only needed if the infection spreads to the chest. However, what is important is taking plenty of liquids to prevent dehydration.
Homeopathic medicines are commonly used in the treatment of influenza all over the world. Homeopathic medicines, if taken in advance, can prevent flu.The following remedies can form a flu kit in the home: Gelsemium, Bryonia, Rhus tox, Arsenicum album etc.