Swine flu or swine influenza is a disease of pigs. It is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by one of many influenza a virus. It is called swine flu because thought to have originated in pigs. Influenza virus infects the respiratory tract of pigs. Swine flu produces most of the same symptoms in pigs as human flu produces in human. Some people, who have frequent close contact with pigs, may catch infection of swine flu from pigs. Usually swine flu strains do not spread easily from pigs to humans, and when they do they not always cause disease in people. Most swine flu strains do not spread easily from human to human except H1N1 flu which spreads more quickly and easily from person to person.
Risk factors of swine flu
- Chronic heart disease
- Chronic lungs disease
- Children under 5 years of age
- Chronic kidney disease
- Chronic liver disease
- Diabetes mellitus
- Chronic neurological disease
- People over 65 years
Symptoms of swine flu
- Body ache
- Sore throat
- Abdominal pain
Swine flu can be diagnosed by culturing respiratory secretions such as sputum or nasal throat secretions.
Treatment for swine flu
Homeopathic treatment for swine flu – Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat swine flu but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, some well-proved medicines are available for swine flu treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, condition, sensation and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some important remedies are given below in the way to treatment for swine flu:
Influenzinum, Aconite, Bryonia, Belladonna, Hepar Sulph, Allium Cepa, Euphrasia, Ipecauc, Ammonium Carb, Aurum Triph, Kali Carb, kali bi, Phosphorous, Merc Sol, Calcaria Carb and many other medicines.
Allopathic treatment for swine flu- Treatment is available by medication especially antibiotics, antiviral drugs, analgesics, antipyretics.
Other natural and alternative modes helpful in treatment for swine flu – Hydrotherapy, Relaxation therapy, Acupressure, Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Yoga therapy etc