Swine Flu Attack in India 2015
As the total number of deaths due to swine flu 2015 has now breached 1,115 mark and over 20,000 people have been affected with the H1N1 virus across India, here are top five facts that you need to know about the deadly disease
Swine Influenza Or Swine Flu H1N1
Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease caused by viruses (influenza virus) that infect the respiratory tract of pigs. Usually, the virus is transmitted only between pigs, but now has become deadly to humans. So far, the disease has claimed more than 1,000 lives across India in 2015.
Swine flu is highly contagious, quickly spread from person to person through air particles, mucus and saliva. One must cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, because a simple cough or sneeze can spread thousands of germs in the air.
The symptoms of swine flu are similar to the symptoms of seasonal flu. Early symptoms include – cough, fever, headache, sore throat, muscle pain, chills, vomiting or diarrhea. If a person develops any of these symptoms, he / she should immediately consult a doctor.
People most at risk include – children under three years of age, pregnant women, adults over 60 years of age, people with certain medical conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, asthma, diabetes or People with weakened immune systems.
Swine flu can only be diagnosed through testing in a specialized by identifying specific antigens associated with the type of virus lab. Recently, the Delhi government has fixed the tests to Rs 4500, while private laboratories were charging up to 10,000 rupees. Oseltamivir, sold under the trade name Tamiflu, the antiviral drug is recommended to help treat swine flu.
Treatments and drugs for Swine flu
Most cases of flu, including H1N1, only require symptom relief. If you have a chronic respiratory disease, the doctor may prescribe additional medications to help relieve your symptoms.
The antiviral drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza) are sometimes prescribed to reduce the severity of symptoms, but the flu virus may develop resistance to them. Some researchers recommend further study of these two drugs due to uncertainty about its effects beyond the initial reduction of symptoms.
To make development of resistance less likely and maintain supplies of these drugs to those most in need, antivirals are reserved for people at high risk of complications.
Himalaya Septilin swine flu treatment
Septilin is the ultimate natural alternative to antibiotics that is mostly preventive and is aimed at building the body’s own defense.
Septilin is an immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory herbs that strengthen the immune responses of the body. Septilin stimulates phagocytosis by macrophage activation and increases the polymorphonuclear cells and helps overcome infection. Disease resistance and helps prevent reinfection accumulates increases granulocyte macrophage differentiation, the activity of natural killer cells and antibody dependent cell cytotoxicity. Stimulating effect on the humoral immunity Septilin increases the formation of antibodies cells, thereby enhancing the secretion of antibodies in circulation. Septilin also increases the population of erythropoietic and granulopoietic precursor cells, stab cells and primary.
How to Use Septilin For Swineflu
Take 1 or 2 tablets twice daily, preferably with meals. Allow several weeks for full benefits. The use of natural products provides progressive but long lasting results.
If you miss a dose of this medicine and you are using it regularly, take it as soon as possible. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Side effects of Septilin
Septilin is not known to have any side effects if taken as per the prescribed dosage.
Swine Flu for High-risk groups are those who
- Are hospitalized
- Are younger than 5 years of age, particularly children younger than 2 years
- Are 65 years and older
- Are pregnant or within two weeks of delivery, including women who have had pregnancy loss
- Are younger than 19 years of age and are receiving long-term aspirin therapy, because of an increased risk for
- Reye’s syndrome, a rare but potentially fatal disease
- Have certain chronic medical conditions, including asthma, emphysema, heart disease, diabetes, neuromuscular
- disease, obesity, and kidney, liver or blood disease
- Are immunosuppressed due to certain medications or HIV