This fighting cry calls us to combat viruses, but how to do it? How to protect your body from viruses and strengthen immunity?
Today, when more than two hundred types of viruses wave us at every step, it becomes all harder to fight them. According to many virologists of the XXI century received the title «Age of viral infections». The causative agents of viral infections are trusted to constantly change, which implies continuous operation on the production of new antiviral drugs. Currently there is an amazing trend: medicines that helped before, do not help at all. In addition, the same medicines have a different action on different people. The following factors can be called the cause of such manifestations:
- modified viruses when the microorganism becomes immunity to vaccines and antiviral drugs;
- Additional weakening of the body with overwork, nervous voltage, many chronic diseases.
Viruses who are perpetrators of many diseases such as influenza, cortex, windmill, are represented by microorganisms that are visible only under the microscope. Among the most common pathogens should be noted influenza viruses, paragrippa and herpes, adenovirus, rinovirus and t. D. A special place among all viral aids is a group of acute respiratory infections, which is characterized by outbreaks, epidemic lifting and mass lesion. Seasonal increase in viruse activity is observed from October-November and continues until March.
Usually, viral infection penetrates the organism with air-drip or fecal-oral path, it is not excluded in charge through dirty hands or in contact with the patient. Weakened immune system «hospitably» Swipe the body's gate to all sorts of microorganisms. Active breeding of the virus occurs in the blood and cells of the body, and after some time the symptoms of the disease become. The danger of viruses is that evidence of their penetration into the human body becomes obvious after some time after infection. Most viral infections are contagious to those surrounding throughout the entire period of clinical manifestations of disease.
It is very difficult to put a reliable barrier on the path of infections, but to minimize them — The task of a civilized society. Whether to choose a vaccination against influenza or throughout the year to conduct preventive measures in other ways to solve each person. It is worth noting that the vaccine has been developed only against the influenza virus, other active antiviral vaccines have not yet existed.
To avoid viral diseases, it is necessary to have a healthy organism and strong immunity. The formation of immune protection occurs either after the suffered disease, or as a result of vaccination. It should be remembered that immunity generated to viral diseases is unstable and temporary. That is why after a while at the next meeting with the same virus can be repeatedly sick.
Influenza vaccination — This is a specific measure of struggle and protection against infection with acute viral disease. This vaccination will be able to protect a person only from the influenza virus, it does not protect from other infections. Anti-happose vaccination should be carried out a few months before the alleged start of the epidemic.
Flu vaccine is inactivated, that is, influenza viruses deprived of their activity or its elements. After the administration of the drug, immunity is formed after 15–20 days and persisted for 9–12 months. According to the evaluation of WHO experts, flu vaccine has an active antiviral action, with maximum power stimulates immunity and has a minimum of adverse reactions. In addition, the drug has an immunomodulatory effect and provides additional protection against other viral infections.
During the flash of viral diseases, at the time of close contact with the sick and when initial signs of infection, interferon inductors can be used to maintain immunity. Preparations of this group stimulate the body to produce their own interferon, which helps to noticeably loosen the virus and prevent the development of the disease.
As the treatment and prevention of influenza and viral infections, modern antiviral drugs are widely used, for example «Arbidol». This drug suppresses the activity of the influenza virus, enhances local immunity and increases the concentration of its own interferon.
It should be remembered that traditional antibacterial drugs are not effective in relation to any viral infection, including influenza.
However, for certain reasons, many cannot be taken due to allergies to the chicken protein, which is part of vaccines, part of the population has weakened immunity and chronic severe diseases, and someone at all just did not have time to introduce a protective vaccine. What can be taken in this case?
In the fight against viral infection, it is not necessary to calculate only on drugs, we need to. From non-specific protection products The most effective are hardening, vitamin therapy and a rational healthy lifestyle. The use of plant agents activating the immune system (and this is onions, garlic, herbal tea, lemon with honey, echinacea, nine, malt chill, ginseng, rosehip and t. D.), helps to strengthen protective mechanisms and resist viral infections.