"Prevention Knowledge" Influenza is gaining momentum! Don't mistake the flu for the common cold

time:2022-12-02 04:25:03source:monlittlebaby.com author:Emergency treatment
"Prevention Knowledge" Influenza is gaining momentum! Don't mistake the flu for the common cold

Since December, the influenza virus has been actively entering the high incidence period in winter and spring. The surveillance data of the National Influenza Center show that the influenza viruses currently infecting humans are mainly A (H1N1 subtype and H3N2 subtype) and B (Yamagata and Victoria). Influenza is not the same as a cold. We must treat it correctly every year when the flu season is high, and related news will be swiped from time to time. However, many people don't pay much attention to this, and they can't even tell the difference between the flu and the common cold.

Treat the flu like the common cold?

Since the high incidence of influenza has arrived, it is necessary to popularize the difference between the common cold and the flu. Differences: Common cold respiratory symptoms are more prominent, sneezing, runny nose, cough. Influenza has mild respiratory symptoms and severe physical symptoms, such as body aches and malaise. Influenza is not equal to a cold, and we must treat it correctly

The main points of the difference between the two:

1. Fever Influenza is ferocious, and it will soon have a fever, and a fever is a high fever, Above 39 degrees. The common cold has less fever, and most of the fever is low-grade fever, which usually occurs in the later stage of the cold. If you have a sudden fever, you must first consider whether you have the flu; if you have a lot of cold symptoms, but you don't have a fever, it is a common cold. 2. Sore throat The flu will invade the throat for the first time. Sore throat due to flu, burning fire, and pain when drinking water. Common cold, if it is a cold and flu, the throat will not be sore in the early stage, and the throat may be a little itchy and the pain will be later, but the degree of pain is mild. Influenza is not equal to a cold, must we treat the flu as a common cold? Influenza has serious consequences and may lead to complications such as pneumonia, myocarditis, and even death. It is recommended that you do not use drugs indiscriminately, and go to the hospital if you feel unwell. Don't take it lightly if you think that you usually have fewer colds. Babies who meet the following conditions belong to a high-risk group of influenza: · obese; · suffering from immunodeficiency; · long-term aspirin treatment; · younger than 5 years of age, especially under 2 years of age; Liver, endocrine, blood, nervous system diseases. Influenza does not equal a cold, must be treated correctly

How to properly prevent the flu?

1. Keep indoor air circulation and avoid crowd gathering places during peak epidemic period. 2. Use tissues when coughing and sneezing to avoid the spread of droplets. 3. Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and avoid touching your mouth, eyes and nose with dirty hands. 4. If flu-like symptoms appear during the epidemic, seek medical attention in time, reduce contact with others, and try to rest at home. 5. Influenza patients should be isolated from the respiratory tract for 1 week or until the main symptoms disappear. Patient utensils and secretions should be thoroughly disinfected. 6. Strengthen outdoor physical exercise to improve the body's ability to resist disease. 7. The climate is changeable in autumn and winter, pay attention to adding or subtracting clothes. Prevention is always better than cure, and getting the flu vaccine is the most effective way to prevent flu and its complications. In addition to vaccination, maintaining a regular schedule, exercising regularly, and improving immunity are also good ways to prevent flu! Parents, please share your own ways to prevent flu, I hope it can help everyone, thank you.
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