Influenza is an Italian word and it refers to the influence of cold. This word was used in 1743, when this disease spread in Europe. The effects of this influenza disease are more rigorous than simple cold. In this disease young and healthy patients can generally recover in one or two weeks but weak, old and chronically ill patients can be in critical conditions. Influenza is a viral infection and it tends to spread rapidly in seasonal epidemics. It affects mainly the bronchi, throat, nose and lungs of the patients.
Symptoms of Influenza Disease: The symptoms of the diseases are very simple. Common symptoms are as follows.
Body aches, especially joints and throat
Coughing and sneezing
Extreme coldness and fever
Irritated watering eyes
Reddened eyes, skin (especially face), mouth, throat and nose
Abdominal pain (in children)
There is several ways to spread this virus so you have to consult with good doctor to avoid this infection. Influenza Vaccination: These virus vaccines are normally preferred to children and old people but some times these are also not prevent you from influenza. So you should consult with doctor if you are not getting well in one or two weeks. WHO (World Health Organization) is recommending that children younger than 59 months should get annual influenza vaccines.
Hygienic Habits and Influenza:
The people and children of Hygienic habits are less likely to get influenza infection than unhygienic people. This kind of infection is spread due to aerosols and contact with contaminated surfaces. So be careful, when you get in touch with infected person and suggest him to use always some cloth at a time of sneezing.
Alcohol and Influenza: Alcohol is an effective sanitizer against influenza viruses while quaternary ammonium compounds can be used with alcohol to increase the duration of the sanitizing action for effective prevention in spread of influenza. You should clean and wash patients used objects and rooms with these compounds.
Influenza Treatments: If patient is not being well in one or two weeks then he should go for good doctor and take good treatment. But some precautions can help patients soon. These are as follows.
Take good Rest.
Drink lot of liquids
Avoid alcohol and Tobacco.
Take paracetamol to relieve the fever.
Avoid aspirin during influenza infection.
These precautions can recover you as soon as possible. But these precautions are effective with good treatment of influenza