Influenza is a serious viral disease, which is sometimes very difficult and is accompanied by certain symptoms. If it turns out that the sick really has the flu, then urgent measures should be taken to cure it.
When the disease proceeds without complications, usually after a week there comes a recovery. In this case, the temperature rises quickly and immediately, but also drops in about 3-5 days. If the patient observes bed rest and is treated according to the treatment prescribed by the doctor, then the disease passes without complications.
The main difference between the flu and other colds is a strong intoxication of the body. Hence, unpleasant and painful symptoms:
- sharp rise in temperature;
- Strong headache;
- feverish state;
- vomiting and hallucinations (for severe);
- weakness and malaise;
- loss of appetite
These symptoms are due to intoxication of the body as a result of the vital activity of microorganisms that caused the disease. And the most important symptom is the temperature of the flu, how much it holds, depends on the degree of poisoning by waste products of viruses.
The temperature of the flu can rise to very large values, but it can stay within 37 ̊ C. Close relatives and the patient himself are always interested in how long the temperature can last. In the normal course of the disease no more than 6 days.
If the flu is caused by atypical pathogens (avian, swine, and other types of flu), then the temperature can last for two weeks. This is considered to be within the normal course of the disease. When the temperature lasts longer than these values, then there is a reason to think and immediately call the doctor at the house.
Such anomalies suggest that the body cannot cope on its own, and the processes of complications began. This happens when the patient violates the regimen, does not take medication on time, does not support immunity, and is engaged in work during illness.
How to deal with temperature
We have already figured out how many days the temperature keeps with the flu, and now let’s talk about how to deal with it. First, let us clarify for ourselves that it is impossible to bring down the temperature if it does not reach the value of 38 ° C. The body itself is quite successfully struggling with this.
Such a moderate temperature is considered to be somewhat normal and contributes to:
- the normal functioning of the liver, leading to the fight against intoxication;
- increased formation of protective antibodies;
- removal by kidneys of waste products of microorganisms;
- Enhance enzymes and blood properties
When the temperature rises above 39 ̊ C and its constant presence, one should be prepared for the appearance of convulsions, delirium, impaired respiratory functions. This is very dangerous, so you should not allow treatment with influenza.
Methods of helping the body at high temperature
Sometimes it happens that all the symptoms are almost gone, and the temperature does not fall. How, in this case, to help the body deal with fever. Doctors and traditional healers are unanimous in one opinion that in the presence of temperature it is necessary to drink plenty of fluids.
This is done to ensure that the body removes toxins from the water, which appear with the flu. Tea with lemon, milk, herbal teas and tinctures perfectly help to cope with intoxication. Drink up to 2 liters of warm drink per day and the temperature will quickly decrease.
In order to avoid self-infection, the room should be aired regularly. If the air is very dry and hot, use a humidifier. The optimum ambient temperature should be 18̊ C. In such conditions, the patient will be comfortable enough. Do not forget about the daily wet cleaning.
Since the flu is caused by viruses, it is necessary to use antiviral drugs during treatment, such as: Kagocel, Arbidol, etc. Drugs of this type successfully affect viruses and help the patient cope with the temperature faster.
Before using the drug, be sure to familiarize yourself with the contraindications. In modern drugs against influenza, blood pressure boosters are often added. Usually, the doctor prescribes medications with paracetamol and a high content of vitamin C, which relieves the symptoms of the disease. In the presence of cough, ordinary cough pills and herbal remedies work well.
In conclusion, it is worth saying once again that you should take care of your health, especially during periods when epidemics are occurring. And the treatment should start immediately. Antigrippin helps very well in the initial period of the disease. It relieves headaches, dilutes blood, relieves stress from the heart muscle, does not actively develop viruses.