Influenza, commonly known as flu, is a respiratory illness which is caused by a self-mutating virus. It is contagious and even spreads through sneezing, coughing or talking with an infected person.
Owing to the similarity of various symptoms, it is very easy to get confused and assume it to be common cold. But unlike a common cold, Influenza may also include fever, aches, chills, body pain, fatigue, and chest discomfort.
Common Flu Symptoms
- Sore throat
When someone infected with the Influenza virus sneeze, coughs or talks the virus may easily get transferred in the air. Upon inhaling these contaminants or coming in contact with the objects touched by an infected person you may easily get flu.
New strains of influenza keep developing as the virus is self-mutating in characteristic.
A previous exposure to any strain variety of this virus may better prepare you for any future infection as your body has already developed an immunological memory by creating antibodies.
There are three types of influenza viruses namely Influenza A, Influenza B, and Influenza C.
Influenza A and influenza B are responsible for debilitating respiratory issues occurring every winter season. While influenza C may just cause some mild symptoms that are easily manageable.
Normally, a person suffering from influenza recovers in a duration of one week while for children it may extend a little longer. But it can become more severe and lasts longer if treatment is not taken.
According to Australian Government department of health,
Influenza circulated at high levels throughout the 2017 season. For the seasonal period, 47% of patients presenting to sentinel GPs with ILI (Influenza like illness) tested positive for influenza. This was slightly higher than the 5 year historic range for the same period (range: 27% in 2013 to 45% in 2012).
Along with pneumonia, flu symptoms can become more complicated. In such case, immediate treatment is required else one needs to be hospitalized.
Even two days before the actual symptoms may show up, a person may become contagious which may extend for a week. Some experts also suggest taking flu vaccines.
There is no set age where a person is more vulnerable to influenza virus but it is more common for older people having a weak immune system. This condition get even more worsened, if a person is already suffering from any chronic disease.
Homeopathic Flu Treatment
A strange thing about influenza virus is that it keeps changing itself on the introduction of new strains within the victim’s body. This is why conventional medicines might do more harm than good.
Therefore, the safest option one might take to treat influenza is Homeopathy. Homeopathic flu treatment being heavily diluted and non-toxic, can be taken safely upon consultation with a homeopathic doctor.
Further, homeopathic flu treatment works by stimulating your own immune system for self-healing to take place. Some popular homeopathic remedies for flu are Anas Barbariae and Influenzinum which can be taken after consultation with a qualified homeopath..
These remedies if taken at early stages can be very effective to remove the traces of influenza virus from your body.
Consult a well trained homeopathic practitioner as the symptoms of Influenza may vary from person to person. For instance, two individuals may show contrasting influenza symptoms i.e. while one may feel a severe headache other may have a fever.
By studying the symptom similarity between the remedy and the patient, a homeopathic practitioner can prescribe you with the best suitable remedy.
If you still have any doubt or concern, please feel free to drop me a message at info@RChomeopathy.com.au and I will get back to you soon.