Does The Flu Not Heal Whether The Symptoms Of Bird Flu?
Good evening doctor. 2 days ago my chicken was sick then I took it I gave it food by touching it after that my body easily felt tired my eyes were sick, especially the flu and coughing a little short of breath. There is no change. Am I affected by bird flu, doctor? Please explain. Thank you.
Hello Soe, Thank you for the question.
Have you seen a doctor to make sure? Without a doctor's examination, it is not possible to find out whether your complaint is caused by ordinary influenza or bird flu. Bird flu is one type of influenza that is transmitted from bird / poultry to humans. Bird flu can occur if a person comes into contact with sick poultry, contacts with bodily fluids of sick birds, breathes dust from dried poultry droppings, or consumes uncooked poultry meat or eggs. Symptoms will appear within 3-5 days after exposure to sick birds. Symptoms experienced by sufferers include fever, cough, runny nose, shortness of breath, aches, and headaches. These symptoms are similar to the common cold. Therefore, to be sure, you are advised to consult a doctor especially because these symptoms appear after contact with poultry. The doctor needs to ask about your complaints, examine you, and perform other examinations such as nose and throat swabs and x-rays. If the results of the examination are normal, then you do not have bird flu. However, if the results of the examination indicate you have bird flu, then the doctor will give antiviral medication.
It is also recommended that you do the following suggestions:
Get enough rest for 7-9 hours every day
Eat nutritious food regularly
Sufficient consumption of 2-3 liters of water per day
Avoid consumption of foods that can irritate the throat such as spicy foods, oily foods, sweet foods
In the future, it is recommended that you always use personal protective equipment when treating poultry such as gloves and masks. Also make sure you always keep your hands clean especially after treating poultry. You are also advised to consume cooked meat and eggs.
I hope this helps.