How to avoid the swine flu?

by Guest4969  |  12 years, 7 month(s) ago

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How to avoid the swine flu? Lots of people are searching for what swine flu is and what they can do to reduce the risk of catching it. You have come to the right place. Here are steps to follow:

   1.  When it is going around, wash your hands after getting home from public places. The flu travels by "hitch hiking" a ride on your hands (when you touch surfaces touched by those with the flu) to catch a ride to your mouth or nose. Wash your hands when you get home to send the virus down the drain.
   2. Get your 8 hours of sleep a night and take a good multivitamin to optimize your immune system. Especially important would be the zinc and vitamin C. These not only help strengthen your immune system, but may even determine if the vaccine works (optimal zinc is important for vaccines to work).
   3. If you catch a virus, take a Thymic Protein supplement as early in the infection as you can to jump start your immune defenses. This is good for children or adults, and I recommend keeping some in everyone's medicine cabinet (the earlier in an infection you start it the better).
   4. Another excellent treatment, if begun at the first sign of the flu symptoms (day 1), is a homeopathic remedy called "Oscillococcinum." This can be found not only in health food stores, but even in many supermarkets and drug stores.
   5. Meanwhile, avoid excess stress — like watching over sensationalized news reports. Remember, these are often geared to entertain and sensationalize (which is what sells ads) — not to give an accurate perspective.

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  1. paafamily
    Step 1

          Stay Home
          If you are sick or have any flu-like symptoms, stay home. Do not go to school or work. Swine flu symptoms may mimic those of regular flu and cold symptoms.
          Step 2

          Contain Your Cough
          Cough or sneeze into the crook (inside elbow) of your arm. This way you do not transfer the germs to your hands and then to every object you touch. Swine flu is very contagious, and can spread easily by touching an infected object and then touching your face. A flu mask will help you avoid infection in enclosed spaces.
          Step 3

          Wash Hands Frequently
          Wash hands constantly to avoid swine flu. Anything you touch may be affected, so keeping hands clean will help you avoid infection.
          Step 4

          Hand Sanitizer
          Carry hand sanitizer with you. If you have things others have touched, use your hand sanitizer to avoid swine flu infection. In addition, avoid shaking hands or other hand to hand contact whenever possible. Also avoid kissing on the cheek or other face to face contact as a greeting method.
          Step 5

          Public Facilities
          Touch public handles and pens as little as possible. These are loaded with germs that may carry the swine flu virus.
          Step 6

          Air Travel
          When you fly, be most diligent about following these guidelines. Transferring any flu, including swine flu, is most likely in close quarters like an airplane.
          Step 7

          Clean Your Produce
          The life span of a virus is different for each and can vary from as much as 48 hours to 100 years depending on the hardiness of the virus. Although there have been no known cases of swine flu transmission through fruit and vegetable consumption, there does seem to be some concern about the possibility. The best bet is to buy locally grown fruits and vegetables if possible. Make sure you wash your fruits and vegetables with water, and soak for greater effectiveness. Washes and using chlorinated rinses have not been proven to work. So far there have been no cases of swine flu transmission through fruits and vegetable sources.
          Step 8

          Avoid Crowds
          Stay out of crowds as much as possible. Close proximity to other people will heighten your chances of to get swine flu. Wear a surgical mask in areas of high traffic concentration. Try to stay at least 3-6 feet away from people.
          Step 9

          Eating and Drinking
          Do not eat or drink after others without complete sanitization of containers or utensils. Swine flu can be transmitted by contact with infected eating utensils.
          Step 10

          Vaccinations are now effective against the H1N1 virus. Because pregnant women and children and young people are the highest risk group, they are urged to get vaccinated against the virus. Health care workers and those who work around high risk populations should be vaccinated as well. If you contract the virus get to the doctor within 36 hours and ask for Tamiflu or Relenza. These antiviral medicines will halt the progression of H1N1 or Swine flu virus.
          Step 11

          Visit Your Doctor
          Get to a doctor immediately if you develop symptoms of swine flu including high fever and body aches. Swine flu can be deadly, and it is imperative to get to a physician immediately if you think you have swine flu symptoms and think you might have contracted the swine flu virus. Both Tamiflu and Relenza are antiviral medicines that are currently effective against some strains of Swine Flu. These medicines should be taken within 36 hours of flu infection for maximum effectiveness.

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