Signs And Symptoms Of The Dangerous Flu?
r, good night, here, there is a lot of news about the flu which is very dangerous in Indonesia,, what are the characteristics and how to deal with it,, thank you…
Hello. Almost everyone has experienced the flu. Most of these diseases are caused by viruses, namely the influenza virus. Generally, patients will experience fever, headache, sneezing, coughing, aches, loss of appetite, and sore throat. These symptoms will get worse in 2-4 days, then get better and heal on their own. Influenza viruses are divided into 4 types, namely types A, B, C, and D. So it is dangerous or not depending on the type of virus that attacks. And the most important initial treatment is to check with your doctor if you feel the flu strikes.
However, there are also several diseases that are endemic in Indonesia, one of which is flu-like symptoms, namely diphtheria. Diphtheria is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Corinaebacterium diphtheriae and is usually transmitted through splashes of patient's saliva, items contaminated by this bacterium, to direct contact through wounds from sufferers. This disease is characterized by:
presence of fever,
flu and cold,
swollen lymph nodes in the neck area,
The characteristic sign is a thick, gray membrane or layer that is in the throat and near the tonsils and if the membrane is removed, bleeding will occur. This membrane is known as the "pseudomembrane". So to make sure it is necessary to do a throat swab which is then cultured to see diphtheria bacteria.
Because it is caused by a virus, the most effective way to overcome it is to increase our own immune system. A flu sufferer is advised to get enough rest, increase the consumption of water, and eat nutrient-rich foods. Drugs generally aim to relieve symptoms, for example paracetamol as a fever reducer as well as painkillers.
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dr. Eni Yulvia S