Flu Home Remedies
Flu or influenza is a viral infection and a contagious disease. One of the diseases of the respiratory system. Though flu is similar to common cold it is severe. The viruses mainly affect the upper respiratory tract.
Sinus and ear infections are examples of moderate complications from flu, while pneumonia is a serious flu complication that can result from either influenza virus infection alone or from co-infection of flu virus and bacteria. Other possible serious complications triggered by flu can include inflammation of the heart (myocarditis), brain (encephalitis) or muscle (myositis, rhabdomyolysis) tissues, and multi-organ failure (for example, respiratory and kidney failure). Flu virus infection of the respiratory tract can trigger an extreme inflammatory response in the body and can lead to sepsis, the body’s life-threatening response to infection. Flu also can make chronic medical problems worse. For example, people with asthma may experience asthma attacks while they have the flu, and people with chronic heart disease may experience a worsening of this condition triggered by the flu.
Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:
Fever or feeling feverish/chills
Runny or stuffy nose
Muscle or body aches
Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
Chills, fever, headache and muscular pains
fever is higher, the temperature may go high up to 102 F or 104 F.
A cough lasts longer.
Warm water enema during first five days.
If fever prevails, cold body packs reduce temperatures.
Black pepper – dry ginger tea is useful.
Pure turmeric powder mixed in warm milk is beneficial.
Garlic is an excellent remedy.
Onion juice with honey should be taken daily while the patient is under treatment.
The patient should be given bed rest till he/she recovers.
Avoid spices, conditions, alcohol, smoking, tea, coffee, tinned and processed foods. Instead, use natural foods like fresh fruits and raw vegetables.
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