Get Rid of Enterovirus D68 Naturally

Enterovirus D68, also known as EV-D68 and EV-DV68, is one of the more than 100 non-polio enteroviruses that can be transmitted between individuals. This particular strain is most common amongst school-age children and is currently causing a scare in some of the Mid-Western and Eastern United States. It is spread through contact with a sneeze or a cough so it is important to make sure that children are taught to cover their nose and mouth if they sneeze or cough. The best way to prevent getting ill is to make sure you wash your hands frequently, that you disinfect toys, and that you avoid people who are sick.

What are the symptoms of EV-DV68?

  • Fever
  • Runny nose
  • Sneeze
  • Cough
  • Body ache
  • Muscle ache
  • Wheezing
  • Difficulty breathing

How can I prevent EV-DV68?

  • Wash your hands frequently and get your children to wash their hands frequently, especially in public places.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid kissing or sharing cups and utensils with people who are sick.
  • Frequently disinfect all surfaces where bacteria are known to thrive including phones, door handles and countertops.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Stay home if you are sick.

How do I treat Enterovirus D68?

  • Take vitamin D to help boost cell immunity and defenses.
  • Lysine is a natural anti-viral and will help to defeat the enterovirus.
  • Quercitin is a highly active flavinoid that is an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant.
  • Up your intake of zinc, selenium, potassium, glutamine, calcium and magnesium.
  • Eucalyptus oil can be used to help open the airways as well as to combat the virus with eucalyptol. It can be rubbed on the chest or back over the lungs to help relieve breathing difficulties.
  • Rosemary and basil have ursolic acid and can be used with eucalyptus to help open airways and kill off the virus.
  • Eat garlic and onion. These are natural anti-virals and will help your body naturally fight off the infection.
  • Echinacea has been shown to help reduce the risk of getting a cold and the duration of your cold by boosting your immune system.
  • Eucalyptus oil in a neti pot can help to drain the sinuses and provide relief.
  • Enjoy peppermints, or put a few drops of peppermint oil in your shower and breathe.
  • Drink ginger tea to help relieve congestion and reduce general body air.
  • Heat a cup of milk with a pinch of turmeric and a tablespoon of honey to help combat the cold, sooth a sore throat, and relieve a host of other symptoms.
  • Foods high in vitamin B’s will help alleviate symptoms.
  • Avoid anything heavily processed or deep fried as these slow down digestion and prevent the body from healing quickly.
  • Lemon mixed with honey and water is a great way to kill off the cold virus.
  • Keep your body well hydrated so that it functions well.
  • Stay away from diuretics such as alcohol and coffee.
  • Eat foods that help your nose run like mustard and pepper.
  • Hot, steamy foods such as soups also help to relieve congestion.
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