5 behaviors, hygiene, prevent influenza

  • 5 behaviors, hygiene, prevent influenza

  • Influenza

    - Influenza is an Influenza virus infection. It is a respiratory infection such as nose, neck, airway and lungs. The infection may spread to the lungs, causing swelling.

    - Patients will have high fever, headache, body aches, and muscle aches. It is found at all ages, especially in children, it is especially common.

    – The death rate is often found in people over 60 years of age or those with congenital diseases such as heart disease, lung disease, liver disease, kidney disease, etc.

    – Vaccination against influenza is the most effective way.

    - It can reduce the rate of infection reduce the rate of hospitalization Reduce complications, reduce absence from work or stop studying.

    Contact: This infection is easily transmitted by the respiratory tract. The methods of contact are:

    - Contact by coughing or sneezing, the virus enters through the mucous membranes of the eyes and mouth.

    – Touching the patient's phlegm through a cup, cloth, or kiss.

    - Touch a infected hand.

    Symptoms: The symptoms of influenza are the same as that of a common cold. But the flu is faster. Higher fever, the main symptoms are

    Approximate incubation period 1- 4 days average 2 days

    - The patient will experience acute fatigue.

    - Tired of food, nausea.

    – Severe headache

    - Arms, legs, joints, pain around the eyes.

    - The high fever is 39 to 40 degrees in children, adults, and fever is about 38 degrees.

    - Have a sore throat, red throat, runny nose.

    - Dry cough, red eyes.

    – In children, there may be nausea and vomiting. Fever, nausea and vomiting will disappear in 2 days, but the runny nose and nasal congestion may last for 1 week.

    For those with severe symptoms, it usually occurs in the elderly or has a disease.

    – May be found to have inflammation of the pericardium The patient will have chest pain, shortness of breath.

    - May have meningitis The patient will have headache, lethargy, loss of consciousness, the respiratory system may have symptoms of pneumonia. I'll be panting, tired until I have a heart attack.

    – Influenza generally clears up in a few days. But some people may have joint pain and cough for up to 2 weeks.

    Contact: Contact refers to the length of time the infection can reach others.

    - The duration of contact is one day before the onset of symptoms.

    - Five days after the symptoms

    - In children, it may be infectious 6 days before symptoms appear and infectious for 10 days.

    The prevention of the flu and flu.

    - Avoid getting close to people who have a cold.

    - Wash your hands often.

    - Avoid unnecessarily touching one's face with one's hands.

    - Keep your body healthy by getting enough rest, eating healthy, and exercising regularly.

    – Influenza can be prevented by vaccination. At present, influenza vaccination is recommended from 6 months of age, especially for children. and the elderly as well as the risk groups mentioned above.



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