“Friends, as the winters are coming, they are bringing influenza with them. So, be prepared to fight the disease and know about it,” Dr. Poonam Singhal. Influenza, also called grippe or flu, an acute contagious viral infection characterized by inflammation of the respiratory tract and by fever, chills, muscular pain, and prostration, with cough, cold, sneezings, intense frontal headache, pain and aches in joints, fever (100 deg. F to 105 deg. F), nausea, etc.
As we know, an attack of influenza must be allowed to run its course, but you have to take care about rest, water intake, diet and nutritious food, and some light natural medicines which eventually increase your body stamina and immunity.
Symptoms can be relieved with bed rest and by keeping well hydrated. A steam vaporizer may make breathing easier, and pain relievers will take care of the aches and pain.
Food may not seem very appetizing, but an effort should be made to consume nourishing food.
Returning to normal activities too quickly invites a possible relapse or complications, so take proper rest.
In homeopathy, there are certain medicines which help you getting relieved of this illness, like influenzinum homeopathic medicine in 30 potency is efficacious during the flu attack. Another homeopathic medicine, arsenicum album 30 is useful when there is watery running of the nose, with sneezing, and marked thirst for water where you feel like to sip it frequently. One more good medicine in homeopathy is gelsemium. This medicine is used when there is sense of chill and shivering with fever and you have heat in face, with headache and intense fatigue.
With these natural medicines, you should try some simple yoga asanas, like pranayam.
“It is advisable to consult your family physician before taking any medicine”, said Dr. Poonam Singhal.