Influenza Virus Symptoms
In the United States, flu season runs from November to March, a time of year most people dread. Caused by influenza or parainflenza viruses, symptoms can include fever, congestion, cough, headache, body ache, fatigue, in the worst of cases sufferers experience vomiting or diarrhea. Weak immune systems cause the highest risk for these serious bouts with the flu. Even an active, healthy individual can be struck down without warning.
For most people, recovery takes about a week; however, in severe cases, influenza can be more serious than spending a week in bed, with pneumonia, upper respiratory and ear infections, and even death, the most severe consequences resulting from the virus.
Antibiotics are not prescribed for the flu, as they only work against bacterial infections- the flu is caused by a virus, and typically, it needs to run its course. Some doctors prescribe antiviral medications, but these must be taken at the right time—usually very early in the sickness—to be effective. Antiviral medicines can cause uncomfortable side effects, for that reason, many seek alternative treatments to traditional medication including cold and cough medications, and pain relievers.
For those seeking alternative treatments to fight the influenza virus, there is help. At Alternative DrMCare, we believe all true healing is self-healing. With the appropriate use of botanicals, nutraceuticals, and Homeopathic remedies you can help your body support its own self-defense system and boost your natural self-healing process.
Natural treatments for flu symptoms include staying hydrated and taking supplements to boost your immune system, including:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D3
Other options include using healing herbs like Astragalus, Echinacea, probiotics, Elderberry, Oregano oil, and brewer’s yeast, etc. Getting plenty of rest, using essential oils, and moistening the air with a humidifier can also speed up recovery and improve comfort.
Seeking out a physician trained in integrative medicine provides additional and trusted guidance. Also, being under the care of a professional experienced in nutritional therapy, homeopathy, and botanical medicine is highly recommended for those considering natural treatments.
When carefully and accurately prescribed by a well-trained, Homeopathic doctor, Homeopathic Services and nutraceutical agents may provide significant relief for many ailments.
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