Treating Bird Flu At Home

Bird Flu, also known as H5N1, is a type of influenza infection that is predominantly found in Asia, Africa and Europe. It is dangerous and quite serious. If you suspect you have bird flu, seek medical attention immediately before beginning any home treatment regime. It usually develops in wild birds, but can easily spread to domestic fowl such as chickens, ducks and turkeys. It spreads due to contact with infected feces and secretions from the eyes, nose and mouth of infected birds. It is a rapidly mutating virus which means it will change how it acts and what can kill it quickly.

 

How do I know if I have bird flu?

  • Coughing
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle aches
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Eye infection

 

How can I prevent bird flu?

  • Always wash your hands before and after handling food or going to the bathroom.
  • Keep cooking equipment and areas clean and sanitized.
  • Handle foods properly.
  • Cook foods thoroughly.
  • Store foods safely.
  • Use safe water; boil water before using if in a country with unclean water.

 

How can I treat bird flu?

Treatment for bird flu should be done in conjunction with medical treatment provided by a doctor as this rapidly mutating virus can spread quickly.

  • Drink at least three cups of green tea a day. Green tea prevents the release of neuramindase which the virus needs to reproduce.
  • Boost your immune system with vitamin C.
  • Use a neti pot with a few drops of tea tree oil to help clear up congestion.
  • Gargle or drink a mixture of lemon juice and honey in water to help clear up a sore throat and kill off the virus.
  • Keep yourself warm.
  • Get lots of rest.
  • Eat lots of onion and garlic. They help to naturally fight off both bacterial and viral infections.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Cover your mouth when you cough and sneeze.
  • Avoid public places until cleared by your doctor.
  • Stay hydrated.
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