The most common symptoms of flu are fever, muscle aches, tiredness, cough. In most cases, the symptoms are spontaneously improved after a few days of rest. Many make a mistake by hooking on drugs that are more and more present in the media, but there is no real need for it.
It should be kept in mind that every drug, even those that you are buying at the pharmacy without a prescription, the foreign matter for the body and every overdose in the dose (and most people do it) is a burden to the body. Read therefore some advice on the use of the important types of drugs that are used for flu:
– Antipyretics – drugs against fever. Fever usually does not need to be lowered by antipyretics, as it is a natural reaction of the body to accelerate the healing process. Elevated temperature up to 39C is normal, especially in adults. Even a seemingly harmless drug, paracetamol, and how it burdens the enzymatic systems in the liver that process and expel foreign objects from the body. Antipyretics should be taken when there is a real need, and the evening temperature exceeds 39-39.5 C. Children are more sensitive, so the limit is when the antipyretics are lowered.
– Antibiotics – although it is learned in high school education that antibiotics do not work on viruses, unfortunately, many doctors give antibiotics preventively in order to avoid bacterial superinfection. A seemingly wise advice does not have to be good because it is a question of when a bacterial infection will occur, without even mentioning the possibility of the emergence of resistance and the destruction of the natural human flora in the digestive system and the urogenital system.
– Antitusics – anti-cough medications. As already mentioned, antitussives are only applied when the cough is painful, cramping and extensively frequent. Instead, it’s smarter to use expectations and mucolytics.
– Vasconstrictors – medicines used to narrow blood vessels in the nose. Eyelid hoods have become one of the more complementary drugs in our market. From a pharmaceutical aspect, the advertising of such drugs should be prohibited. These medications should only be used for a limited time (maximum up to seven days, preferably shorter) and only if there is a need. Namely, severe vasoconstriction causes a mucous membrane (atrophy), and consequently, after stopping the action, the nose is again “clogged” (a mucous membrane occurs). Such drugs cause the appearance of some kind of addiction, which is well known to practitioners in practice. Patients complain that they can not breathe without these drops, so they urge them to take a month-long take-up. Such irresponsible behavior towards oneself requires the cessation of taking and thinking about different solutions.