Lensapos.com – During the rainy season like this, we are very susceptible to the flu. This condition generally affects people who have weaker immune systems.
Flu is usually accompanied by other symptoms such as fever, cough, headache, chills, runny nose, difficulty breathing, itchy nose, nasal congestion, fatigue, etc.
Here are some interesting facts about flu that you may not know.
Statistics and research conducted on a number of people affected by the flu, indicating that adults usually suffer from flu 2-5 times a year, while children under 12 years old usually get the flu about 6-10 times a year. Children are more prone to flu because their immune systems are weaker than adults.
Just like children under the age of 12, people aged 60 years or older can also experience flu more often, because a person’s immune system begins to deteriorate after the age of 60 years.
The virus that causes the flu is called ‘rhinovirus’. This virus has been on the earth since time immemorial and has even been mentioned in the ancient Egyptian medical book. ‘Rhinovirus’ is known to have the ability to survive in the most extreme weather and geographic conditions, which is why they last long and take a long time to die in the human body!
Rhinovirus can survive outside the human body for 48 Hours! So, when a person touches the surface where the flu virus is surviving, there is a high probability that they are immediately exposed to the flu. Rhinovirus can survive on the surface such as computer keyboards, telephones, kitchenware, elevator buttons, light switches, shopping carts, toilet paper rolls, etc.
Flu is not a life-threatening condition and is one of the conditions that will usually heal by itself. So, people are not too worried when the flu. However, in rare cases, especially in children and elderly people, the common cold can turn into other health complications such as pneumonia and other respiratory disorders, which can be life-threatening.
We believe that taking vitamin C pills while being exposed to the flu is the best way to get rid of the virus and treat the condition. However, research has proven that taking vitamin C when the flu, may not help much. However, taking vitamin C at a later time, on a regular basis, can strengthen the immune system and prevent the condition.
Sneezing from a person infected with the flu can release up to 1.000.000 germs into the air! Some of these germs can be contagious and when a healthy person breathes with the same air, while he is at close range with an infected person, they can also be affected by the condition.
According to experts, one of the most effective ways to prevent flu, in addition to keeping your immune system healthy, also routinely wash hands, especially before eating. Our hands are constantly in contact with surfaces that have a flu virus and washing it can prevent this condition.