Last year’s U.S. flu season caused 100 million lost work days; almost $7 billion in lost wages and 32 million missed school days.
In the United States, this represents approximately one billion acute upper respiratory illnesses annually. Recent studies show that up to 98% of all cases are viral in nature. In October 2011, sporadic influenza activity was reported by the District of Columbia.
The time is now. Seasonal flu shot & nasal spray vaccine
Vaccine can be provided at doctor′s offices, health departments and at many pharmacies, work places and other retail and clinic locations in the Washington DC areas. It takes up to 2 weeks for protection to develop after the vaccination. Protection lasts about a year.
Viral respiratory infections
Acute infection involves the upper respiratory tract: nose, sinuses, pharynx, larynx, or bronchi. Most commons are rhinovirus and respiratory syncytial virus.
Children and infants are especially highly vulnerable to infections. When and if not treated properly at time of occurrence, they may develop asthma and greater allergic sensitization later in life.
Severe asthma in early childhood may lead to premature loss of lung function during adolescence and more serious consequences from adulthood to old age.
Danger of over-use of treatment
While many nonprescription decongestants and pain relievers offer some comfort from symptoms, they won’t prevent a cold or shorten its duration.
The number of young children admitted to hospitals or seen in emergency departments because of unintentionally taking a potentially toxic dose of medication has risen dramatically in recent years.
- Proper nutrition at all times.
- Vitamin D. Studies show that a vitamin D deficiencymay be associated with poorer lung function, increased use of medication, worsen symptoms. Structural changes in the airway muscles of children have been cited. An augmentation of vitamins to proper nutrition under professional supervision may help reduce asthma-related symptoms and improve overall lung function.
- Vitamin C.
- Light physical exercise.
- Elderberry syrup.
Visit a professional for more information prior adding supplements.