Swine Flu is a relatively new malady that is rapidly spreading to many continents. It being a highly contagious disease, the best approach to arrest the flu is to stop it from infecting the folks in the first place. Avoiding the pick-up of the swine flu virus would be the safest bet to stay away from it. But for that entire populations of countries need to be taught the safety measures and more importantly, be reminded to practice them diligently. But this is beyond an individual’s control. The other angle of attacking swine flu is to follow simple home remedies to keep the flu virus at a distance. The tips proffered below should help you stay sufficiently healthy on this front.
Distance Yourself from Sick People
When someone around you shows clear signs of nasal congestion and/or flu symptoms maintain a distance. Remember that the flu virus is highly contagious.
Observe hygiene measures
Give a kiss or a handshake a miss. Avoid sharing glasses, food and fork. Disinfect your kitchen countertops, bathrooms, toys, door knobs, in fact, any such contact surface. Imbibe the habit of washing hands frequently with soap and warm water, if readily available, in kids.
Do not forget your regular checkups and if you experience abrupt high fever with cough, headache and muscle pain, rush to your doctor.
Closed spaces are highly conducive for the swine flu virus to spread. Ventilate enclosed rooms by keeping them open for long hours. Avoid sudden temperature changes as your body takes time to adjust to them and thus, make you prone to catch cold more quickly.
Improve Body Resistance to Virus
A healthy immune system can combat any flu battle. Strengthen your body with a good intake of Vitamin C and A that will up the white blood cell count and improve your body resistance to the flu. Carrots, pineapples, papaya, orange, tangerine, and lime-lemon are great for your body.
Prepare Special Tea
Assemble 1 tsp of bayberry bark, 1 tsp grated ginger, ½ tsp cayenne powder. Boil 1 cup water with these ingredients. Allow it to settle for 20minutes. Occasional intake of this preparation improves your respiratory tract functioning.
Concentrate on better Breathing
Pranayam or highly specialized breathing techniques will help your respiratory channels stay in good shape. Regular morning walk or a jog in the green belts will also ensure that the throat and lungs function well. These small steps have a great impact on your body and keep flu at bay.
Garlic is one of the top ingredients from the kitchen pharmacy that is sure to boost immunity. Just take 2-3 pods of raw garlic immediately after brushing your teeth in the morning. Top it with some lukewarm water.
Homeopathy medicines can be taken in tandem with other precautions when you are struck by cough and cold. Medicines like Inflenzium 200 and Pyrogenium 200 five pills thrice a day, or two-three drops with decent concentrations and similar frequency can act as inhibitors of the viral symptoms.
Even if you cannot follow all steps, choose the combination of actions that best suits you.