Today’s need for Influenza Treatments

Today’s need for Influenza Treatments is acute considering the global swine flu pandemic. The alarming rate of infection that is spreading from person to person and the increasing death toll all over the world has brought fear into the hearts of many. Anti-flu medication administered at the early stages of swine flu help to curb and cure it.

Rimantadine and Amantadine are effective anti-flu drugs that help to decrease the influenza A infection by a third, if it is administered within 2 days of detecting the symptoms. These drugs also prevent the infection. Side effects of these drugs are nausea, dizziness and insomnia. New medications like Tamiflu and Relenza are excellent. Tamiflu is a medication that is oral while Relenza is a powder that can be inhaled. Both these have to be started within 2 days of symptoms to be really effective. People with lung problems should not use Relenza and Tamiflu has side effects on children.

As soon as the following symptoms are noticed it is wise to get checked by a doctor: fever, body ache, headache, vomiting, breathing disorders, fatigue, sore throat, etc. A person should take all precautionary measures to keep the infection at bay.

It is a known fact that touching a contaminated surface and then touching one’s eyes, nose and mouth with the same hands, is dangerous as one risks getting infected. Therefore it is important to keep all surfaces free of viruses and bacteria. One way to do this is to use the Smittstopp spray which can be used on all surfaces. This spray is not only an anti-viral spray but it is a cleaner and disinfectant as well.

The spray sticks strongly to the surface and once it dries, it leaves behind a layer of cationic polymer that is positively charged. This attracts the negatively charged microorganisms (viruses and bacteria) and kills them instantly. This spray thus works on the principle of “electrostatic attraction” that exists between positively charged cations and anions. The Smittstopp sprayed surface should be clean at all times and care should be taken not to spray any common cleaner over it as this will neutralize the effect.

The Smittstopp spray has to be sprayed in public area that are likely to get infected with the virus, like bus and train terminals, malls and shopping centers, schools and colleges, hotels and restaurants, public libraries etc. This will bring down the risk of infection considerably. The Smittstopp spray can also be sprayed on all personal items that are being constantly touched like keys, cell phones, items of jewelry, hand bags, purses, wallets etc. If table tops, switches, buttons, handles, knobs and taps are sprayed, it will help to keep the environment safe from all microorganisms.

Thus, today’s need for influenza treatments is very acute. The main treatment is adequate rest, plenty of liquids/fluids, etc. The main symptom is an upper respiratory tract infection that lasts many days and causes breathing problems. Antibiotics cannot kill the virus and are not used to treat the flu. Anti viral drugs are important for the prevention and treatment of swine flu, but as stated before they could have serious side effects like causing nightmares, convulsions and nausea. In severe cases, the person should be admitted to hospital and put on a ventilator.