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The common cold, influenza, influenza A H1N1 flu What's the difference

Updated: Monday, Oct 26,2009, 10:19:48 AM
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The common cold, influenza, influenza A H1N1 flu What's the difference?

Influenza and the common cold are acute respiratory infections, are prone to winter, there are varying degrees of fever and respiratory symptoms, but they are completely different diseases.

Pathogen of the common cold can be a virus, more common is the bacteria, so the common cold may occur throughout the year. The flu is caused by influenza viruses, mainly seen in winter and spring, once the disease often causes the outbreak or epidemic.

The most important difference between the two is different from their own hazards. There are no complications, such as the common cold, self-healing within a week and rarely life-threatening safety. Influenza can lead to many serious complications such as pneumonia, thus increasing mortality rates.

Influenza viruses are divided into A, B, C-III, in which influenza A virus, a common cause of an influenza pandemic, caused by the limitations of hepatitis B virus, often epidemic, caused by hepatitis C virus is generally distributed, and less popular cause.

Antigenicity of influenza viruses mutate easily, and virulence, when a new subtype appears, due to the lack of immunity to the crowd can easily lead to a pandemic.

Human avian influenza viruses from some subtypes of avian influenza in some of the strain caused by acute respiratory infections. In recent years, some parts of H5N1 type of bird flu around the world cause for concern.

Mexico and the United States, leading to the outbreak of the virus is influenza A virus, H1N1 subtype of influenza A virus strains, which contains the influenza A H1N1 influenza strains, avian influenza and human influenza viruses of the three kinds of influenza gene fragments, is a kinds of new influenza viruses could be people to infect humans.

Traditional Chinese medicine the treatment of Influenza A H1N1 influenza effective?

State Chinese Medicine Administration recently issued the "Influenza A H1N1 flu medicine prevention programs." "Program" on how to prevent influenza out prescription medicine.

Daily life and diet for prevention, we must promptly change clothes to fit in cold temperature; diet timely, adequate, proper temperature and less into the stimulation of the goods; rest have laws, hyperactivity, bed early; to maintain the mentality of balance, Flu fear of the heart and can lead to air-reverse mess, easier to Exogenous incurred. In addition, should pay attention to eating light, Eat Gaoliang Atsumi of the goods, do some simple, delicious little medicated food, for the prevention of influenza can also help.

Drug prevention for different groups of people, "program" to develop a detailed prescription. Ferrite for the weak, easy-to-Exogenous populations, prescriptions for Taizishen 10 grams, 6 grams Su Ye, Huang Qin 10 grams, 10 grams of Arctium lappa; for looking reddish, oropharynx, nose and dry when the crowd, prescriptions for the Daqing Leaves 5 grams, Lithospermum 5 grams, raw licorice 5 g; against unlucky matt surface, often abdominal distension crowd, Su Ye prescription for 10 grams, Perrin 10 grams, 10 grams of dried tangerine peel. For easy to get angry tone Suanfu children, prescriptions for Huoxiang 6 grams, 6 grams Su Ye, Yin-hua 10 grams, 10 grams of Hawthorn Health. Jianfu method above to pay one day, clear water to cook, sooner or later each 1 ,3-5, to pay suitable.

"Program" emphasized that taking the period, the elderly should be adjusted under the guidance of doctors use to take; patients with chronic diseases and pregnant women with caution; anti-flu medicine should not be long-term use, generally take 3-5 days; taking feeling during or after taking discomfort should immediately stop taking their medication and consult a doctor before a timely manner; on the above-mentioned a history of drug allergy disabled, allergies caution; do not believe in the so-called secret recipes and remedies.

For now a popular take Banlangen Influenza H1N1 influenza prevention methods, experts said Banlangen itself is a kind of Chinese medicine, sexual taste bitter cold, to some extent to strengthen the human immune system and anti-virus capabilities of the ordinary wind-heat of cold prevention and treatment can indeed play a certain role, but its difficult to cope with severe cold and flu this new type of Influenza A H1N1 influenza virus that there is no way.

Tags: influenza Common-Cold H1N1-Flu

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