Thursday, August 13th, 2009 | Author:

I think this is the right time to take Swine Flu seriously and fight it hard before it conquers our world. According to the authorities, one third of the population will be infected with Swine Flu Virus in next 2 years. All of us must have got dozens of mails regarding Swine Flu but many of us might not have taken it seriously. Remember, if we get infected with this virus then we will be like an Atom Bomb for the people near by us. Let’s make sure that we follow the points listed below to ensure that we are safe, healthy, happy and delightful:

  1. Wash your hands frequently: Use the antibacterial soaps to cleanse your hands. Wash them often, at least 15 seconds and rinse with running water.
  2. Get enough sleep:Try to get 8 hours of good sleep every night to keep your immune system in top flu-fighting shape.
  3. Keep hydrated: Drink 8 to10 glasses of water each day to flush toxins from your system and maintain good moisture and mucous production in your sinuses.
  4. Boost your immune system: Keeping your body strong, nourished, and ready to fight infection is important in flu prevention. So stick with whole grains, colorful vegetables, and vitamin-rich fruits.
  5. Keep informed: The government is taking necessary steps to prevent the pandemic and periodically release guidelines to keep the pandemic away. Please make sure to keep up to date on the information and act in a calm manner.
  6. Avoid alcohol: Apart from being a mood depressant, alcohol is an immune suppressant that can actually decrease your resistance to viral infections like swine flu. So stay away from alcoholic drinks so that your immune system may be strong.
  7. Be physically active: Moderate exercise can support the immune system by increasing circulation and oxygenating the body. For example brisk walking for 30-40 minutes 3-4 times a week will significantly perk up your immunity.
  8. Keep away from sick people: Flu virus spreads when particles dispersed into the air through a cough or sneeze reachs someone else’s nose. So if you have to be around someone who is sick, try to stay a few feet away from them and especially, avoid physical contact.
  9. Know when to get help: Consult your doctor if you have a cough and fever and follow their instructions, including taking medicine as prescribed.
  10. Avoid crowded areas: Try to avoid unnecessary trips outside. Moreover, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
  11. Eat Herbs: Eat clove, tulsi leaves, raw garlic flake daily.

We all want a Healthy World.

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3 Responses

  1. 1
    Pawan Arora 

    I want to add one more:
    You can have vitamic C pills to make your body strong to fight the flu

  2. 2
    Harish 

    What are the symptoms and when should you be worried that you need to see a doctor i think is still a question that is unclear…

  3. 3
    Swapna 

    This post is really relevant, considering how we are all bombarded with information about H1N1. I really appreciate the fact that you chose to write about it so that it helps all of us to be more aware about the solutions.

    Doctors say that there are no specific symptoms to indicate this condition. Cold, fever, cough and vomiting are the basic symptoms so parents of kids are rushing to hospitals in panic all round the country.

    Wearing a three layered cloth mask or paper disposable mask is recommended for those who work in domains that involve interacting with a lot of people. This applies to those who travel too. Those who opt for cloth mask need to wash it in hot water every night before they use it the next day. Paper disposable masks are used by doctors, nurses and hospital staff on a daily basis but they are quite expensive.

    Another ‘media’ reported problem is that those who have undergone the Tamiflu course once cannot take the course if they suffer H1N1 a second time because the chances of recovery are nil. TOI (Delhi edn) reports that H1N1 is likely to hit Delhi worst during the ’09 winter.

    I hope we can all learn to be strong and come out of it, in a way that our friends, colleagues and loved ones are safe.

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