First, a bit about flu.
It is commonly accepted that there are no cures per se for flu.
That said, many natural flu remedies are useful to reduce symptoms and to end the flu quickly.
My family and I never use any over the counter flu or cold medications. They are no more effective that the honey, and can be dangerous.
In the winter 2009 during so-called H1N1 pandemic my 13 year old daughter came down with typical symptoms of the flu.
We were told to assume this was the swine flu, as only the swine flu virus had been present in the country at the time.
We used exclusively natural flu remedies from Dr Common Sense.
She was fine 2 days later.
Not bad, if you consider that influenza, even treated, can last up to three weeks.
Flu, also known as influenza, is a very highly contagious viral infection that enters the respiratory tract.
Flu is brought on by specific group of influenza viruses. The strains of the virus are constantly changing, from season to season, and during the season. This is why vaccinations are only partially successful, if at all.
And this why natural flu remedies should always be on hand.
The illness can be spread easily through coughing and sneezing. Therefore flue outbreaks, epidemics, pandemics are commonplace.
The early symptoms of the flu are somewhat like those in the common cold. Following several days of incubation they appear quite suddenly and include fever, pains and aches in the arms, legs, and back, headache and general weakness.
Chills and dry cough are typical for the flu, although the coughing, while mild on the onset, may become severe as the illness progresses.
Natural remedies work best when used early, with the first sign of trouble.
Well, quite a bit. Even though the common cold is also a viral infection, it is not as contagious. The virus that causes it limits its presence to the upper respiratory tract. That is: oral and nasal passages and the sinuses.
The common cold is a short-term episode. Early dry cough becomes “wet” with lot of phlegm. This is how the body attempts to flush the virus out. Runny nose with clear mucus, frequent sneezing turns into congestion (sensation of being stuffed up).
Fever unlike in the flu, is usually absent. Headache is typical for a sinus type of headache. Weakness is mild.
All that in mind, flu remedies work well with the common cold.
It’s rarely fatal per se, but it may lead to inflammation of the lungs (pneumonia), ear infection etc. or complications due to preexisting conditions.
OK let’s jump for a quick review of flu natural remedies that in my opinion are worth your while. You don’t really need a whole lot.
Just stick with one or two.
And remember – stay in bed, get plenty of rest, drink a lot of fluid, perspire if you can, take your remedies.
You’ll be fine.
And now, finally: