Season of Flu, Colds and Allergies
The season of Flu is on its full swing now days. It is important for you to know the Ailments that can make you ill and can spread to the people around you as well. There is difference between Flu, Swine Flu and other Allergies. One should know the difference between these disorders, so that you can take care according to the specific symptoms you have.
1. Seasonal Flu
- High Fever
Neil Schachter MD, author of the Good Doctor’s Guide to Colds and Flu says that if you have Fever more than 101 Degree Fahrenheit or 102 Degree Fahrenheit along with the ache, congestion in Chest and exhaustion then it shows that you are suffering from Seasonal Flu.
Take tablets to relieve pain and Fever, take rest and try to drink of Water and other liquids as well. Pregnant women, elder people and others suffering from severe diseases have higher risk of this disorder; they should consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
2. Swine Flu
Swine Flu is also known as H1N1.
The Swine Flu is like seasonal Flu; it is mild but mostly causes the issues of Gastro. Gastro leads to the dehydration of body. Try to drink a lot of Fluids and follow a good treatment for the cure of this type of Flu. This flu if not treated well can be life threatening. Try to keep distance from others as Swine Flu is contagious. If you don’t get in a Week then consult a doctor because sometimes Flu can also cause Pneumonia.
- Nasal Congestion
- Take rest
- Drink plenty of Water
If you are suffering from runny Nose, Cough or a low Fever below than 100 Degree Fahrenheit then you must be suffering from Cold that can lead to pain in body or high Fever. Try to consume plenty of Water in this condition because Hydration can enhance the Immune System and will help in relieving pain and congestion. It will help you feel but for proper cure, you should also take rest. The side-effects of Cold are dry Mouth and difficulties in sleeping.
- Itchiness in Nose
- Inflammation in Eyes
- Scratchy Throat
Allergies that are found in Winter are less bothersome as compare to allergies that are found in Spring or Fall. If you are suffering from Sneezing, itching and runny nose then the chances of attack of an Allergy increases. You should proactively start taking medicines for Allergy to prevent any sort of attack. For extreme congestion, try Neti-Pot. It is a Tea-Pot like tool that clears your Sinuses and washes all the offenders. Saline Nasal Spray is also effective for relieving Congestion.
Flu, Cold and Allergies are commonly found now days and you should have information to avoid any type of complications related to these conditions.