Swine Flu - Good Advice/H1N1 Preventive Methods

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  1. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    An old Chinese doctor once commented to me about all the kids and adults he treated with colds but he never caught their colds. I asked him what prevented him catching colds from his patients. He said couple times a day he gargle a equal mixture of Listerine, Hydrogen Peroxide and water.

    Below is one of the few health advice emails that actually has some good advice.

    The only portals of entry are the nostrils and mouth/throat. In a global epidemic of this nature, it's almost impossible to avoid coming into contact with H1N1 in spite of all precautions. Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a
    problem as proliferation.

    While you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1 infection, in order to prevent proliferation, aggravation of symptoms and development of secondary infections, some very simple steps, not fully highlighted in most official communications, can be practiced (instead of focusing on how to stock N95 or Tamiflu):

    1. Frequent hand-washing (well highlighted in all official communications).


    2. "Hands-off-the-face" approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part
    of face (unless you want to eat or bathe.)


    3. *Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (use Listerine or Hydrogen Peroxide if you don't trust salt). *H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/ nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation. In a way, gargling with
    salt water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Tamiflu has on an infected one. Don't underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful preventative method.


    4. Similar to 3 above, *clean your nostrils at least once every day with warm salt water, or hydrogen peroxide. *Not everybody may be good at Jala Neti or Sutra Neti (very good Yoga asanas to clean nasal cavities), but *blowing the nose softly once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton
    buds dipped in warm salt water is very effective in bringing down viral population.*


    5. *Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C (Amla and other citrus fruits). *If you have to supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make sure that it also has Zinc to boost absorption.


    6. *Drink as much of warm liquids (tea, coffee, etc) as you can. *Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm.
     
  2. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Thanks for the post
     

  3. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    Great information there,reps to ya!!:big_smile:
     
  4. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks Dayton for the good info. Reps coming after I spread some around.
     
  5. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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    good post public safety is a must, and information is the best way to improve safety....
     
  6. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    BUMP. I think this thread needs to me moved back up for more to read. Good preventive info.
     
  7. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Good info,Dayton. Thanks for sharing.