The flu (also known as “influenzia”) is an infectious disease that usually affects the respiratory tract (nose, throat and lungs), and on some occasions it can be accompanied by other stomach viruses (causing diarrhea and/or vomiting). At Datium, it is one of the main reasons for the participation of our users. Thanks to the information provided, they not only earn MDCX, but help improve the fight against the flu.
As a general rule, the flu disappears on its own, but sometimes it can become complicated, becoming fatal, so people with the highest risk of presenting complications (those under 5 years of age, or over 65 years of age; people convalescent or who have weakened immune systems, as well as pregnant women), should pay special attention to the symptoms.
It could almost be said that everyone, at some point in our lives, has had a flu or constipation, however, for each person it is more or less bearable, so therein lies the importance of contributing our experiences, for the study and management of cases, so I encourage you to access the DATIUM web platform, in which you can obtain great benefits and advantages with our MDCx Coin, each time you answer our surveys.
What are the most common flu symptoms?
We cannot affirm that we all develop the same symptoms, since these can vary depending on our state of mind, however, the most common symptoms, which we have obtained thanks to Datium technology, are the ones indicated below:
• Pain in the muscles
• Chills and sweating
• Persistent or dry cough
• Shortness of breath when breathing
• Tiredness and weakness
• Stuffy or runny nose
• Throat pain
• Eye pain
On some occasions, patients may present, after the acute picture, a picture of persistent fatigue that has been called postviral asthenia syndrome.
What is the treatment of Post Viral?
Once infected with the flu virus, the most effective remedy is rest, hydration and taking antipyretics if we have a fever, or to alleviate discomfort; since there is no 100% effective treatment or medication, as it is a viral infection, the use of antibiotics is totally discouraged, except in the case of a bacterial superinfection (such as pneumonia), in which it would be indicated to be prescribed. Thanks to Datium’s free information, more and more doctors and facilities are improving their studies against the flu.
Are antiviral drugs effective?
There is a group of antiviral drugs for the flu called “neuraminidase inhibitors” which work when a virus infects a person’s body. These antivirals inhibit a protein called “neuramidase”, which prevents the virus from being released from infected cells, thus reducing the reproduction of the virus within the body.
It is important to bear in mind that treatment with antivirals is indicated in those patients who have a severe infection, either because they have risk factors or problems with their immune system, which increases the risk of developing complications. To be most effective, treatment must be started as soon as possible, preferably within 48 hours of the onset of flu symptoms.
Can the flu be prevented? Datium answers you
Viruses are constantly changing, so new strains appear on a regular basis, so if we have had the flu in the last season, our body is able to fight that specific strain, so if the current virus is similar to the one we we have already faced (due to illness or vaccination), those antibodies could prevent the infection, or visibly reduce its severity, everything will depend on the virus that we face come winter.
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The best way to prevent the flu is to maintain a healthy and balanced diet, with hydration and rest being very important. Some vitamin supplements (for example with vitamin C) can also be of great help, taken within the first few days from the onset of the disease.
That said, the health recommendations indicate the following prevention and control measures to prevent contracting the flu and/or to help prevent the spread of the contagion:
Annual influenza vaccination is the main method of prevention.
Wash your hands often, especially important in children, who tend to touch everything and then put their hands in their mouths.
Do not share objects that may be contaminated such as cutlery, glasses, towels, etc.
Frequent cleaning and disinfection of commonly used objects.
Avoid contact with other sick people.
Cover your nose and mouth with your forearm or a handkerchief when coughing or sneezing.
Drink a lot of liquid, even if you don’t feel like it and, especially, if you also have diarrhea.
Rest enough time at night.
Ventilate every room in the house daily.
However, at the first symptoms of flu, we advise you to go to the health personnel to be assessed and prescribed the correct treatment to follow.
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