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Let’s equip with basic knowledge to prevent and cure flu.

3 truths about flu

First of all, flu is a general syndrome that infects through respiratory system, and viruses cause this disease. More than 100 types of virus can cause flu. Secondly, flu often lasts 1 week whether you take medicine or not. Starting point of flu is one day before appearance of the symptom. At this time, viruses causing disease stay in your body.

Exactly, viruses that cause flu can exit in your body from 18 to 48 hours, after that they will spread with signs such as inflamed throat, sneezing, having water in nose, and tired body. Many people think that cold weather causes flu; however, this thing isn’t true. Although you wear fewer sweaters, walk barefoot on cold land and let your hair wet after washing to go out, these things are not reasons. However, they can make your resistance reduce and give the good chance for viruses break into your body. You can easily get flu when the weather is dry. At this time, your body lack water, and mucous membrane will lose the ability of preventing viruses that cause disease in your body.

9 necessary things that you should do when getting flu

Many people don’t know that flu doesn’t need to be cured. Consequently, they are hurry in buying antibiotic medicine to drink. However, antibiotic medicine cannot kill viruses that cause disease. The main effect of flu medicine is to reduce the symptoms of flu, make you feel more pleasant but not reduce the time of getting flu. What will we do after having got flu? You should do 9 following things immediately:

1.      Let’s find a bed

You should take a rest when you have got flu. You shouldn’t go to work or force yourself to meet your friends, go out or play sport. At this time, sleeping is the best medicine and you must ensure that you sleep 8 hours a day. If it is possible, you can ask for leave in 1 or 2 days, so you cannot infect other people.

2.      Provide vitamin C

Although you provide vitamin C or eat fruits containing vitamin C such as apples, oranges, mandarins, grapefruits…. They help reduce the symptoms of flu. Normally, fruits that have sour taste will contain a lot of vitamin C. Drinking orange juice to provide vitamin C also helps reduce the unpleasant feeling in your mouth.

Drinking orange juice to provide vitamin C also helps reduce the unpleasant feeling in your mouth.

Drinking orange juice to provide vitamin C also helps reduce the unpleasant feeling in your mouth.

3.      Eat some chocolate candy

According to the research of London University (British), chocolate candy not only provides with antioxidants but also cure coughing effectively because it contains theobromine.

4.      Turn on the machine that creates humidity

Dry weather can make you respiratory track become unpleasant. Turning on the machine creating humidity will help you feel more pleasant in the room. You should clean this machine before using and avoid the case that viruses in machine will distribute in the room.

5.      Use a big glass

Ensure to drink about 2000ml of water every day.

6.      Avoid the foods from milk, cheese

They are the foods that are difficult to digest. You shouldn’t eat, but you can drink a little of cow’s milk or yoghurt.

7.      Use candy that is used to cure coughing

Although it cannot prevent viruses, it can help reduce the symptoms of flu and help you feel pleasant more.

8.      Eating soup or hot soup is very good

Especially, the hot soup with perilla reduces both getting flu and having a runny nose well.

The hot soup with perilla reduces both getting flu and having a runny nose well.

The hot soup with perilla reduces both getting flu and having a runny nose well.

9.      Be patient until you don’t get flu any more

In one week, you will be healthy again. But you must pay attention that if you get flu seriously in the second or third day, you should go to see doctor, especially children.

You must pay attention that if you get flu seriously in the second or third day, you should go to see doctor, especially children.

You must pay attention that if you get flu seriously in the second or third day, you should go to see doctor, especially to children.

Ways to deal with 3 popular symptoms of flu

Although flu isn’t a serious disease, we will feel unpleasant if it lasts longer. Consequently, when we have sore throat or a runny nose, we should know how to treat it.

If you have sore throat, you should gargle with warm weak bittern. It will help you reduce sore throat effectively. We should gargle again after 6-8 hours. We shouldn’t use mouthwash with stimulant because they will make our mouth dry. If we get hoarse, we should avoid saying loudly.

If you cough, you should hold honey in your mouth or take medicine to treat coughing. They will help you reduce coughing. And if you cough too much, it will affect your sleep and make you have headache.

If you feel stuffy, you can breathe in boiling water, peppermint oil or hot soup. They will help you decongest. When you blow your nose, you should use soft paper to clean and avoid rubbing and make your nose burning. You shouldn’t blow your nose strongly because it can be harmful to eardrum. If you can blow your nose, you can use nose drops.

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