Friday, April 06, 2012

Swine Flu (H1N1) & Homeoprophylaxis - Prevent Swine flu with Homeopathy

How do I know if I have flu?

If you are having some or all of the following symptoms you may have flu :
  •    Fever
  •  Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Fatigue
  • Body ache
  • Headache
  • Sometimes diarrhea or vomiting
  •  Not everyone with flu may have fever *
If you become sick with flu like symptoms then you should stay at home and avoid contact with other people except to seek medical care. Most people with H1N1 may have had mild illness and may not need medical care however it is recommended not to neglect the early signs and symptoms and a visit to your healthcare provider is recommended.
Some people who are more likely to develop complications are:
·         Children younger then in the age group of 2 to 5 years.
·         People who are 65 years and above.
·         Pregnant women
·         Individuals suffering from
·         Cancer
·         Blood disorders
·         Asthma
·         Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders (COPD)
·         Diabetes
·         Heart diseases
·         Neurological disorders
·         People with weak immune system (including people with AIDS)

The above group doesn’t mean that healthy individuals will not suffer from complications of H1N1 it is best to visit your healthcare provider if you develop the signs and symptoms of Swine flu.

Some of the Emergency signs and symptoms
In Children
·         Difficulty in breathing and fast breathing
·         Skin becomes bluish in color
·         Irritability
·         Fever with rash
·         Not waking up or reacting to external stimuli
·         Flu like symptoms improves but return with more intensity and cough

In adults
·         Flu like symptoms improves but return with more intensity and cough
·         Difficulty in breathing and shortness of breath
·         Becomes suddenly dizzy
·         Confusion
·         Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen

Are there medicines to treat H1N1?
There are medicines that your doctor may prescribe for treating you, the medicines are known as antivirals.These medicines will be given to you by your healthcare provider. Hospitalization and quarantine may be needed this will be decided by you healthcare provider.

What is Homeoprophylaxis?
As we all know Prevention is better then cure so with the Homeoprophylaxis we help the body to increase its immunity and resist the viral infection. It has been observed that the genus epidemicus (Genus epidemicus = Homeopathic remedy which is selected on the signs and symptoms of the prevalent disease and characteristic symptoms) helps in prevention* of the disease infection.*But in some cases even if you take the Homeoprophylaxis you may develop the disease.

What should I do if I’m sick?
Keep minimum exposure to other people if you have to go out to your healthcare provider then you can wear a mask, cover your face with tissue when your coughing and snnezing.Wash your hands often to prevent spread of flu to others.

*Please note Homeoprophylaxis doesn’t guarantee that you will not suffer from H1N! Swine flu .You have to approach your healthcare provider and seek help if you develop flu like symptoms do not neglect.

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