Treatment of influenza antiviral drugs
Influenza is an aggressive viral infection,Which very quickly spread to internal organs. In a healthy person yesterday, suddenly feeling worse, there is a sore throat and runny nose. The head hurts, there is a fever and a sweating, an ache in muscles and bones, delicacy. The patient has watery eyes, he often does not tolerate bright light, develops severe intoxication - a characteristic difference between the flu and the common cold. With severe influenza, the temperature rises to 40-40.5 ° C, convulsions, hallucinations, and vomiting may occur.
The lower the immunity of a person, the more active the virus. Most are at risk of contracting the flu and getting imminent complications, weakened and elderly people, small children. The influenza can affect the vegetative and central nervous systems, bronchi, lungs, adnexal sinuses, eustachian tubes (tubes leading from the nasal cavity to the middle ear), cardiovascular system. Often the flu is complicated by bronchitis, pneumonia, tracheitis, sinusitis, otitis, meningitis. There are circulatory disorders, nervous disorders. The most life-threatening complication of the flu is the spread of the infection to the lungs' alveoli. Flu epidemics occur every year in the cold season, usually up to 15% of the world's population. In Ukraine, from 7.3 to 21.2 million cases of influenza and other acute respiratory viral infections are registered annually.
It would seem that the flu is invincible!
Weakened patients, children and the elderlyIt is recommended to use a live attenuated vaccine. One week before vaccination, you need to prepare your body: take immunomodulators (for example, preparations of echinacea). Vaccination should be carried out at least 2-3 weeks before the usual timing of an epidemic outbreak of influenza, in November and early December. In addition to vaccination, help prevent flu and other preventive measures. Elderly people are recommended phyto- and homeopathic remedies. Protective masks can be bought in any pharmacy and it is better to change them often. During the flu epidemic, it is advisable to wear a mask in transport or an institution, especially in a polyclinic.
What to do if the flu still caught you?
To avoid complications, if you suspectThe flu is important to call a doctor at home and maximally limit your contact with your home. If possible, the patient should allocate a separate room, where you should regularly hold a wet cleaning and constantly air it. The effect comes from treating the room with bactericidal lamps or aromatic essential oils. The patient should drink a lot and drink often. As a rule, patients have a poor appetite, so feed them better little by little, fractional - 6-7 times a day. It should be easily digestible and protein-rich dishes. After each meal, the mouth should be rinsed with a solution of soda (a quarter of 1 teaspoon per glass of water). As for medicines, they should be taken only as directed by the doctor, especially antibiotics.
Complex should be the treatment of influenza,Antiviral drugs must be used compulsorily. Various specific antiviral drugs Remantadin (suppresses the reproduction of viruses of influenza A), Arbidol (active against influenza A and B viruses, has an immunomodulating effect), Tamiflu (influenza A and B virus) and leaf extract Sea-buckthorn krushevidnoy "Giporamin" (also suppresses viruses of influenza A and B). For the prevention and treatment of influenza, interferon preparations are important, providing antiviral and immunomodulating effects. The assortment of drugs for influenza is so wide today that the right choice of them requires obligatory advice from a doctor. Moreover, a person may not even have the flu, but a very similar virus infection, against which there is enough ordinary home treatment - inhalations with essential oils, gargling with infusion of herbs, rinsing the nose with salt water.