11:51 am - Wednesday February 20, 2019

Influenza (Flu)


Influenza (Flu)

Flu (influenza) is a respiratory infection caused by the flu (RNA) virus. The symptoms Symptoms of Flu include running nose, sore & itchy throatare very similar to that of common cold but are more severe and long lasting.

Causes of flu include sneeze, saliva, cough or objects contaminated by infected person. Flu symptoms include head & body aches, cough, sneeze, runny nose, sore throat & fatigue.

Effective Natural & Home Remedies for Flu

Remedial measures are safe, easy to follow, effective as well as economical. You can try the remedy options mentioned below to get relief from discomforts you get through flu signs & symptoms.

Here are some of the effective home remedies for flu:

  • Make your drinks hot enough as these provide relief from symptoms of flu such as sore & itchy throat.
  • Honey is beneficial in natural treatment for flu. Consume honey or mix honey in tea. You can even sprinkle some black pepper powder to honey, an effective flu home remedy.
  • You can suck hard candy or medicated lozenges to aid in flow of saliva. This helps keep your throat moistened.
  • Hot soups can be consumed to ease flu signs and symptoms such as scratchy feeling in throat. Soups contain nutrition that help fight virus.
  • Flu natural remedies include warm salt water gargling as it is known to provide good relief from sore throat.
  • Ginger tea has been found to be very helpful in alleviating symptoms of flu. Crush ginger and boil it in water, add black pepper powder. Steep it & strain, then mix some honey and drink it.
  • Prepare some warm salt water in a vessel. Soak your feet in it. For added relief you can also consider putting in a teaspoon of dry mustard.
  • Use lemon with honey as a flu home remedy.  Put a slice of lemon juice in water sweetened with honey. Sip at frequent intervals throughout the day.
  • A flu condition can give you body pain, achy limbs & joints. Application of heating pads can give you substantial relief from these symptoms.

Whatever the causes of flu, it is as important to take appropriate rest. This enables your body to tackle the flu virus.

Flu diet includes drinking water & fluids aplenty to prevent dehydration. Limit sugar rich foods & fruit juice.

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