Treatment of swine flu
If a person becomes ill with swine flu or suspects his symptoms, you should first of all refuse to communicate with other people, because the swine flu virus is transmitted by airborne droplets. In mild form of the disease, it can go on by itself within a week.
If the symptoms indicate a severe form of flu, you should contact your local doctor or an ambulance. To determine which disease has caused your suffering, the doctor will conduct a thorough diagnosis.
What is the treatment for swine flu?
For his treatment, antiviral drugs are prescribed , since swine flu is caused precisely by viruses. These drugs can be similar to those that treat ordinary flu. This will help to cope with the complications that the flu can bring, if it is carried on its feet or not treated at all.
It is very important when treating influenza to comply with bed rest and take into account the possible risk of relapses of other diseases, which the person was ill for a short time before. Do you need to prescribe antiviral drugs and which of them you yourself can not decide. This decision should be made by a professional - your treating therapist.
Among the antiviral drugs that treat swine flu, there may be "zanamivir" and "oseltamivir." Means that are sold in pharmacies without a prescription, do not need to use against the flu without a doctor's recommendation.
How long does it take to recover from swine flu?
It depends on the individual characteristics of the person. As a rule, with the right approach to treatment, the disease passes through 7-10 days. But you have to make sure that you are already healthy and do not infect others. The indicator of recovery will be a normal working condition without weakness, headache, increased fatigue, coughing and fever. If you had a fever, you must endure the house at least one day after she passed.
It is not superfluous to know that after you have been ill with the flu, you need to follow the precautions. First of all, carefully wash your hands, at home handle door handles with disinfectants, in transport you can wear an antiviral mask. And turn away when you cough and sneeze other people, try not to contact sick adults and children.
Swine flu is a rather serious disease. Therefore, you need to protect your health with additional means of prevention so that you do not get sick, drink vitamins in time and do not contact sick people.