Home Remedies for Flu

Home Remedies

Influenza or commonly called flu is the illness of the respiratory tract that is caused due to virus. It is highly contagious that can spread through coughing, sneezing, breathing and even by shaking hand. It takes almost a week or so for complete recovery. Here are some causes, symptoms and home remedies for flu are listed below:

Flu Causes:

One of the main reasons of flu is influenza virus spread through contaminated objects, sneezing, coughing or even touching. Influenza gets complicated in case of bacterial infection, sinus infection, dehydration, chronic diseases like heart attack, diabetic reactions, asthma, kidney failure etc.

Flu Symptoms:

It is very close to the symptoms of cold like

  • runny or blocked nose
  • sore throat
  • coughing
  • high temperature
  • headache
  • shivering
  • pain in joints and limbs
  • fatigue and tiredness
  • some have problem of gastrointestinal pain
  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

Home Remedies for Flu

Home Remedies for FluIn order to treat flu, use the antibiotics in order to get relief from virus. These medicines help to give soothing effect on headaches and pain in the body and for this, numerous vaccinations are available that rectify the flu and cough. Along with these vaccinations there are certain medications are available including:

  • nasal sprays help to relief the pain as well as lessen down the after effects of flu
  • anti viral medications will help to lower down the risk of flu and sneezing
  • numerous medications and supplements are available that help to increase the level of resistance power
  • in order to increase the personal health ensure to obey on the hygiene habits
  • during coughing and sneezing, cover your face and mouth so as to prevent others from spreading flu
  • avoid smoking in order to minimize the risk of influenza
  • in case of influenza, alcohol acts as effective sanitizer that minimize the effect of flu
  • it can also be caused due to seasonal changes
  • drink a lot of water and fluid in order to prevent you from dehydration
  • take complete rest so as to get relief
  • try to take immune based medicines so as to fight against diseases and germs

For all such conditions, numerous medications are very effective like:

  • Tylenol and ibuprofen is effective as pain relievers
  • nasal sprays are available for reducing the impact of irritation
  • use of menthol is helpful in giving sootiness and comfort
  • oseltamivir is very effective oral medication that give relief in form of respiratory tract infection
  • asthma inhaler will prevent you from complications

Some of the precautionary measures are very effective to minimize the effect of flu.

  • frequently and regularly wash your hands
  • use hand sanitizer in case of unavailability of soap and water
  • regularly gargle by putting salt in warm water
  • take steamy shower in order to reduce the temperature
  • try avoiding bananas and rice as it increases the chances of infection
  • take vitamin C helpful in soothing sinus infections
  • take green tea or black tea to give relieving effect in case of sinus blockage

Try to follow these home remedies for flu so as your condition gets better and better.