Cold and Flu

The flu is a contagious disease caused by the influenza virus, which usually appears from late October to early April. The common cold (cold) is an infection of the upper respiratory tract, it is easily overcome, in addition to the flu virus, the causes can be more than 200 different types of viruses such as: adenovirus, coronavirus, rhinovirus.

Flu and colds can be spread from the mouth and nose of sick individuals when coughing, sneezing and talking to healthy people.

Flu

The word “FLU”, which is the most well-known name, originates from the word “Gripan”, which means to be infected in the language of the native Galicians.

The word “influenza”, which is the name of the disease in medical literature, is derived from a word that means “secret force from the stars” in Italian.

Flu symptoms appear 1-3 days after the virus enters the body.

Influenza is a highly contagious disease caused by the influenza (influenza) virus, which is most common in the late fall, winter, and early spring of the year.

Flu symptoms appear 1-3 days after the virus enters the body.

One or more of the following symptoms may be observed;

  • Temperature (38 °C and above measured under the armpit)
  • vibration
  • Dry cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose and congestion
  • Headache
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Severe fatigue
  • Diarrhea, rarely vomiting

The temperature (38 °C and above) increases and chills are observed, accompanied by headache and abdominal pain. A dry cough appears. In addition to these, the flu can also cause sore throat and joints, loss of appetite, runny nose, sneezing, dizziness.

Vomiting and diarrhea can accompany this situation in children, additional symptoms to consider in young children are restlessness, loss of appetite and sleepiness.

Symptoms can reach a level that affects the patient’s daily work. Illness can persist for several weeks even after the flu is gone.

How is the flu treated?

What are the characteristics of the drugs used?

Antibiotics should never be used in the initial period of influenza infection. Because flu is a viral disease. However, antibiotics have no effect on viruses. Rest is very important in treating the flu. In addition to consuming enough vitamin C and water DOLOFIX  paracetamol or the combination of Paracetamol with Ibuprofen Albadol Plus can be used,  as well as drugs that are sold as anti-flu such as DOLOHOTThese drugs are drugs that are dissolved in hot water in sachets and consumed. contains several active substances such as paracetamol, which lowers the patient’s temperature, relieves the disease and relieves nasal congestion. Early use of flu medications, such as DOLOHOT, which is one of the most used, provides a more uncomplicated elimination of the flu and a shorter duration. For this reason, doctors recommend this type of anti-influenza to patients. However, if there is a complicated flu infection, it is useful to consult a doctor.