Treat the Adenovirus Naturally

Adenoviruses are the culprit behind many common illnesses. Pink eye, urinary tract infections, bronchitis and stomach upset can often be traced right back to a strain of the adenovirus wreaking havoc in our bodies. Thankfully, most adenoviruses are not serious, though if you have a compromised immune system you will want to seek medical attention – those with weakened immune systems are at significantly greater risk of developing serious illnesses like meningitis. Each type of adenovirus has different symptoms, but the treatments are all the same. The goal is to bring down inflammation and flush the virus out of the body. Since the adenovirus infection cannot be treated with antibiotics and often doesn’t cause severe illnesses, most of the cures are centered around making the patient comfortable while their body fights off the invaders.

Prevention is key to avoiding an adenovirus infection. Be sure that you wash your hands frequently and that you encourage your children to wash their hands as well. Cleaning toys and avoiding surfaces that other ill people may have used is a good idea. Remember, the virus can live inside someone who shows no symptoms! It is better to be safe and healthy than sick and sorry.

What are the symptoms of Adenovirus Infection?

Respiratory problems:

  • Dry cough
  • Breathlessness
  • Chest pain
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Swollen tonsils
  • Fever

Gastroenteritis:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Cramps
  • Fever
  • Weakness
  • Exhaustion
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite

Conjunctivitis:

  • Red eyes
  • Burning eyes
  • Itching eyes
  • Watering eyes
  • Discharge from eyes and nose

Cystitis:

  • Frequent urination
  • Excessive urination
  • Burning feeling while urinating
  • Pain while urinating
  • Blood in urine

Individuals with compromised immune systems are more likely to develop severe conditions like pneumonia, meningitis, and sepsis and should seek medical attention immediately.

How can I prevent Adenovirus?

  • The best way to prevent adenovirus is to practice good hygiene.
  • Wash your hands frequently and encourage your children to wash their hands as well.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with coughing and sneezing.
  • Try not to touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unclean hands.
  • Avoid contact with others who are sick or showing symptoms of illness.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Because the virus can cause many different illnesses it is important to wash and sterilize toys frequently in order to avoid spreading the virus.

How do I treat Adenovirus?

  • Take some astragalus. It is anti-viral and will help fight off the infection while boosting your immune system so you can recover faster. Avoid if you have high blood pressure.
  • Blessed thistle helps to boost lost appetite and improve digestion.
  • Cranberry is always helpful if you feel you have a urinary tract infection. It is an anti-viral and can be enjoyed in a number of ways, though a glass of cranberry juice twice a day will do wonders for a urinary tract infection.
  • Green tea helps boost your immunities and also helps to flush the virus out of the system.
  • Sorrel helps soothe the symptoms of bronchitis and other respiratory illnesses.
  • Turmeric helps to reduce inflammation and is an anti-viral so it will help flush the virus out of your body faster.
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