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Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Little Good Advice

I think we are finally finished with the dreaded H1Ni-Swine Flue bug here. I still have a little lingering cough but nothing like it was as I am able to sleep a little now. My DIL Carolyn passed some good advice on to me in an email...so good that I thought I would pass it on to you guys!

Prevent Swine Flu - 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.


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 can be
practiced

1. Gargle twice a day with warm salt water or Listerine. *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.

2. Blow the nose hard once a day and swab both nostrils with cotton
buds dipped in warm salt water is very effective in bringing down viral
population.

3. Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C If
you have to supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make sure that it also
has Zinc to boost absorption.

4. 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.

Every little bit helps.
Happy Scrappin!

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