Swine Influenza Viruses are responsible for the current nightmare for the human population known as Swine Flu. Swine Flu was first observed in Mexico in 2009, and within a year, it literally became viral worldwide. Swine flu is common in pigs and hence, the name. The year of 2009 to 2010 saw the widespread of swine to such a degree that WHO has to declare it a Pandemic and in that period, nearly 32,000 people test positive, and nearly 2000 people died.
Though in August 2010, WHO declared Swine flu pandemic as Dead but in 2015, India saw the outbreak of swine followed by Pakistan and Maldives in 2017. It is generally passed from person to person, and it is an airborne contagious disease. In extreme cases, it could lead to respiratory failure, pneumonia and neurological problem from high fever, kidney failure due to diarrhea and dehydration are also common. Here are the swine flu home remedies you should be aware of.
Check Out the Symptoms, Prevention And Home Remedies For Swine Flu
Symptoms Of Swine Flu
- Sore Throat and Watery Eyes
- Fever and Headache
- Coughing and Sneezing
- Nasal Congestion and Breathing Problems
- Loss Of Appetite and Weight Loss
- Lethargy, Diarrhea, and Vomiting.
Prevention from Swine Flu
- If you have pigs, do check them out for swine flu virus from time to time.
- Always use separate and disposable gloves and face mask dealing with pigs products.
- Maintain safe distance who have the symptoms of swine flu.
- Do not kiss or handshake and do not share food, bottles, dishes, glasses or fork.
- Disinfect the surrounding of your house and clean any open room regularly.
- Wash your hand before cooking and eating. Also, use hand sanitizer after using public transport, ATM, and public booth.
- Do not let children put toys and other stuff in their mouths.
Swine Flu Home Remedies
There is only a very few percentage of infected people who have died. Visit a doctor whenever you see the symptoms to be fully sure. The following home remedies will help you immensely.
1. Water, Juice, And Soups
The common suffering you will have due to swine flu is that you will get dehydrated very often. Keep water bottle all the time. In the breakfast, lunch, and dinner, keep soup on the menu. Take fresh fruit juice from time to time. These will keep you hydrated. Furthermore, excess water will flush out the virus bearing radicals and remove toxins from the body.
2. Ginger and Garlic Combo
Giner has the anti-inflammatory property that will help you clear nasal congestion, relief your throat and improve your immune system. On the other hand, garlic has the antibiotic and antioxidant property which will help you fight bacterial and virus infection. You can eat them raw or with tea. You need good sleep for your body immune system to fight back.
3. Camphor Water
Camphor is popular for clearing out many airborne diseases due to its high absorption capability. You can take a pill of camphor once a week or drink the water by dissolving camphor in it over night. You can also breathe in the vapor of camphor.
4. Tulsi Or Basil Leaf
Eat a few freely plucked and thoroughly washed Tulsi leaves in the morning before eating anything. It will clear your throat and nasal passage and has the property to kill bacteria and viruses in the body. It also helps to strengthen the immune system.
5. Turmeric Milk
If you can find raw turmeric in the market, buy them. Grind them and mix with water or milk and drink it. Else, you can also take turmeric powder and mix with hot milk and drink it in. It has the combinational power of tulsi, ginger, and garlic.
6. Gooseberry Juice
Gooseberry is known for boosting your immune system significantly when it is down. Extract one glass of juice from gooseberry and drink it. You can also drink aloe vera juice.
Take proper self care because prevention is always better than cure. You should also help your near ones with the above-mentioned swine flu home remedies.