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Simple Home Remedies And Tips For Swine Flu:- Around 342 lives have been claimed in India in the month of August alone this year by Swine Flu or the H1N1 virus. More and more reports of people being infected by the virus are coming out daily.
Also, Swine Flu is now “perennial and not just a seasonal threat”. Swine Flu is a respiratory illness caused by the Influenza A virus for the uninitiated. It needs to be treated in time otherwise it may lead to severe cases of lung infection and pneumonia. It got its name on account of the fact that it started as a result of human interaction with pigs or swine.
Swine Flu or the H1N1 virus is highly contagious and spreads through contact. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to take necessary precautions to avoid contracting the virus.
Symptoms of Swine Flu
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The symptoms of swine flu are very much like those of regular influenza. They include: chills, fever, coughing, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, fatigue, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.
Listed below are few simple home remedies and tips to avoid swine flu.
Home Remedies For Swine Flu
1) Wash Your Hands With Warm Water
Remember to wash your hands with soap and warm water twice or thrice a day. Make sure each washing session is sincere and lasts 15-20 seconds.
2) Swallow A Small Piece Of Camphor Once A Month
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While you should avoid doing this too often, swallowing a small piece of camphor once a month with water can help keep flu viruses at bay. Children can be given this piece of camphor with mashed potatoes or bananas.
3) Perform Yoga, Especially Pranayam Daily
Early morning yoga, especially Pranayam, helps increase your body’s immunity to diseases that attack your lungs, nose or throat.
4) Take Aloe Vera Gel With Water Once A Day
Most people consider use of aloe vera gel only for beauty benefits. However, you will be surprised to know that consumption of aloe vera gel helps boost your immunity towards diseases.
5) Eat Citrus Fruits Like Oranges And Amla
Citrus fruits like lemon, oranges, and amla are rich in vitamin C. Not only does it provide protection against immune system deficiencies, it is also essential to avoid heart diseases and eye and skin problems.
These home remedies will help you increase your resistance to Swine Flu and other diseases in general. Most of them can be devised with easily available plants and items.
6) Have Five Duly Washed Leaves Of Tulsi (Basil)
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Have Five Duly Washed Leaves Of Tulsi (Basil) everyday in the morning. Tulsi has a large number of therapeutic properties. It keeps throat and lungs clear and helps in infections by way of strengthening your immunity.
Those who can take garlic, must have two pods of raw garlic first thing in the morning. To be swallowed daily with lukewarm water. Garlic too strengthens immunity like the earlier measures mentioned.
Tips to Keep Swine Flu at Bay
1) Get Vaccinated
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One of the best ways to prevent swine flu is to get vaccinated. You can get flu shot or flu vaccination yearly. This will make your body immune against the infection. An anti-viral drug, has also been provided by the government of India to prevent the disease and also treat it.
2) Wash Your Hands And Use Sanitizer
It is important to wash your hands thoroughly using water and soap. You can also use sanitizer to prevent the infection. Make sure you wash your hands especially before having a meal.
3) Cook Your Food Properly
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Cooking food properly is important to kill the infection causing germs. Wash the vegetables and fruits properly. Avoid eating raw food during monsoon.
4) Avoid Contact
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Try to avoid crowded places and contact with people suffering from flu. It is important especially for high-risk group. You are in the high risk-group if you are pregnant, or younger than 5, older than 65 or have medical conditions like asthma.
5) Wear A Mask
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It is advisable to wear a mask on your nose and mouth if you are in a crowded place or are in the high-risk group. This will help prevent getting infected.