Getting Ready for the Flu

Influenza, also called ’the flu’ is an illness caused by RNA viruses that infect the respiratory tract of many birds, animals and humans.

There are numerous types of flu viruses which are constantly changing, with new strains appearing regularly.

What are flu symptoms?

Common flu signs and symptoms include:

  • Fever over 100F
  • Headache
  • Chills and sweats
  • Aching muscles
  • Weakness
  • Nasal congestion
  • Dry cough

If you have flu symptoms and are at risk of complications, see your doctor right away.

Flu complications

Seasonal influenza isn`t serious for young and healthy individuals.
Some children and adults may develop complications such as:

  • Ear infections
  • Sinusitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia

Homeopathy for Flu Prevention

Homeopathic medicines boost the immune system and decrease the duration and intensity of flu symptoms, and prevent complications.

Oscillococcinum

Oscillococcinum is one of the most popular homeopathic preparations in the world. It has been manufactured for 70 years. There are 4 separate trials that confirm its efficacy. It can be used both for prevention and treatment of flu.

For prevention: 1 unit-dose tube once weekly

For treatment: Take Oscillo as soon as you feel the first signs of flu - you are feeling run-down and feverish, there is a tickling in your throat or sneezing.
Take 1 unit-dose tube every 6 hours, apart from meals; let the pellets dissolve into mouth.

It is safe for children and in pregnancy. The dosage for children and adults is the same.

Influenzinum

Influenzinum is a homeopathic remedy made from the updated influenza vaccine. The composition of Influenzinum changes each year according to the antigenic variations detected by the World Health Organization surveillance network. Therefore, Influenzinum is best purchased every year.

For prevention: 5-10 pellets once weekly

For after effects of flu or flu shots: a single dose of 5 pellets given once.

The constitutional remedy of each patient is one of the best flu preventions as it boosts the immune system.

Homeopathic medicines for treatment of flu and flu complications

Homeopathic medicines are very fast acting and effective with no side effects in flu. During the Spanish Flu in 1918 which was caused by H1N1 influenza A, the mortality rate of patients treated with conventional drugs was 30%, and the mortality rate of patients treated with homeopathy was 1.05% only!

The homeopathic treatment in flu should be done by a qualified homeopathic doctor. He has to prescribe an individualized prescription to you according to your symptoms and the reaction of your body to the flu infection.

Also get a professional homeopathic advice when you have symptoms that linger on after you had the flu - nasal plug, dry cough, weakness, poor concentration or headache.

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