REFUGE BY SAFECASTLE: Fight the Flu..

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Fight the Flu..

INFLUENZA (FLU)

In this world of scientific developments and cures, our common flu remains the ‘most common’. Influenza, as we know it as Flu is a news wide-spread these days, this is a contagious viral disease, sometimes deadly if ignored.

We mistreat Flu and ignore it sometimes as common cold or a cough, it is an interesting fact that a flu is not always accompanied by fever. Well. it is contagious and deadly, so we better learn about how to prevent it and later discuss the cures…

Below are some of the symptoms, these symptoms start suddenly not gradually:

Fever* or feeling feverish/chills

  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigues
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in young children than in adults.
Flu unlike other diseases is spread either by tiny droplets by a contaminated person’s cough or sneeze, it could be because of direct contact or by you touching the tiny droplets of virus (of course unknowingly) and it spreading rapidly. Well, the best prevention, (below are some of my tips):

  • Stay away from people - not possible, you say!! I agree.. Avoid close contact with people who indicate symptoms of flu
  • Get your vaccinations- there are flu vaccination available for people aged 6 month and above.
  • Covering your face when sneezing or coughing and frequent hand washes will help.
  • If you diagnose a symptom that indicated flu, stay home and minimize contact with others.
  • There are antiviral drugs available for the flu (NOT antibiotics) that will shorten the period of the illness and help recover faster.


The road to recovery is longer than that of the sickness..

  • Always ensure you finish the course of any antiviral drugs prescribed.
  • Stay away from sick people.
  • Improve your dier, a body recovering from flu is mostly tired with usual muscle aches, a balanced diet and lots of fluid will help improve that.
  • Give your body the extra rest it needs (you have a reason)!



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