Health organization confirms that the seasonal flu may be fatal
In her sixth decade, an elderly woman breathed her last in Al-Sadr Hospital, Assiut, after she was injured Seasonal fluAfter being taken into hospital-intensive care for treatment.
According to the World Health Organization, seasonal flu is a deadly disease, which is a imminent threat to children, the elderly, and pregnant women, and reviews the “home” are the most important information you should know about this disease …
Cold and flu are not a single disease
Dr. Majdi Badran, a consultant for allergy and immunology, says that cold is a different disease from the flu, although they both affect the upper respiratory tract, but every disease of them is caused by a different virus, as the flu is caused by the Influenza virus. Both have the same symptoms, as many get confused with the disease.
But influenza is a serious disease in human health, it has caused in some groups such as the elderly, children and pregnant women, symptoms may develop for pneumonia, and may lead to medical care.
Hot bath and exposure to cold air does not cause influenza
Many believe that bathing in hot water and then exposure to cold air may lead to influenza infection, but this disease occurs only if the infection is caught in the air or mixed with an infected person.
Vitamin C strengthens the immune system
Vitamin C does not protect against seasonal influenza, but it helps to strengthen the immune system that defends the body in the event of influenza.
Milk and fish help treat the flu
Contrary to the common practice, eating milk and fish does not cause the appearance of the flu. On the contrary, the body in this case needs protein, and reduces sore throats.
Wearing a drink helps warm the extremities
Contrary to what mothers say, wearing a drink does not take a look, but rather warming the limbs helps increase blood flow to the tubes, and thus reduces the coldness of the body.
Analgesics do not treat seasonal flu
Whether influenza or cold, both are a virus that lasts 7-10 days, and taking analgesics such as aspirin causes pressure on blood vessels, and it may cause stomach upset.
Rest after fatigue improves the patient’s condition
Getting a rest during the illness is a good thing that definitely makes you feel better, but it does not have to be a habit. Permanent rest affects the heart, causes depression and affects you negatively.
Flu treatment is not an antibiotic
Many people rush to take antibiotics when they have the flu, even though they have no effect.