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How to prevent swine flu infection?

  • Swine Flu is a viral infection and its most common symptoms are fever, running or blocked nose, nausea, chills, cough, soar throat, body ache, weakness and fatigue. The flu has already claimed many lives worldwide. But, we can arm ourselves against this infection by following simple hygiene tips.
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    Swine Flu is a viral infection and its most common symptoms are fever, running or blocked nose, nausea, chills, cough, soar throat, body ache, weakness and fatigue. The flu has already claimed many lives worldwide. But, we can arm ourselves against this infection by following simple hygiene tips.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. You can also use alcohol-based hand cleaners.
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    Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. You can also use alcohol-based hand cleaners.

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
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    Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
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    Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.

  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
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    Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

  • Stay home from work or school if you are sick.
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    Stay home from work or school if you are sick.

  • Sanitize your hands frequently to stay away from the infection. Alcohol-based gel or foam hand sanitizers are very efficient in killing these viruses.
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    Sanitize your hands frequently to stay away from the infection. Alcohol-based gel or foam hand sanitizers are very efficient in killing these viruses.

  • Wearing a well-fitted mask in public places is also advisable. But only a mask can
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    Wearing a well-fitted mask in public places is also advisable. But only a mask can't save you from the disease.

  • Drink loads of water to urinate away the toxins from your body and to stay hydrated.
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    Drink loads of water to urinate away the toxins from your body and to stay hydrated.

  • Get enough sleep. Sleep derivation can badly affect your immune system and make you prone to infections like swine flu.
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    Get enough sleep. Sleep derivation can badly affect your immune system and make you prone to infections like swine flu.

  • Ventilate and allow the entry of sun in the house and all enclosed places.
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    Ventilate and allow the entry of sun in the house and all enclosed places.

  • Make sure your surroundings are hygienic. Areas like the kitchen and restrooms should be particularly clean.
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    Make sure your surroundings are hygienic. Areas like the kitchen and restrooms should be particularly clean.

  • Avoid eating uncovered food and food from roadside <i>dhabas</i> as these can spread the infection very easily.
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    Avoid eating uncovered food and food from roadside dhabas as these can spread the infection very easily.

  • Follow a nutritional diet that keeps your immune system strong.
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    Follow a nutritional diet that keeps your immune system strong.

  • Regular exercise and yoga also helps keeping your body fit and thus, aids fighting infections.
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    Regular exercise and yoga also helps keeping your body fit and thus, aids fighting infections.

  • In case you have fever, running or blocked nose, nausea, chills, cough, soar throat, body ache, weakness or fatigue for more than a week, immediately consult your doctor and get a swine flu test done if the doctor recommends.
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    In case you have fever, running or blocked nose, nausea, chills, cough, soar throat, body ache, weakness or fatigue for more than a week, immediately consult your doctor and get a swine flu test done if the doctor recommends.

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