Swine Flu FAQ

Can Homeopathy help with swine flu treatment?
Homeopathy has been very successful in previous flu pandemics and so it can greatly help with the swine flu.
Please check "Flu Pandemics FAQ" page for details about how homeopathy helped with previous pandemics.

What can you do to prevent H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu?
Good food, clean living, rest and exercise are the basic ingredients. There are certain nutrients that have been shown to help enhance the immune system, such as echinacea, vitamins C, E and beta carotene, zinc, and elderberries.

Some products containing echinacea in the Egyptian pharmacies are:
1) Echinacea syp
2) Fluran
3) Immulant plus

Stay away from things that weaken your immune system such as drugs, vaccinations, anti-biotics (makes it dormant)

Is there any homoepathic prophylactic (preventative) treatment for the Flu?
Possible homeopathic prophylaxis are:
* Flu nosode 30C or a combination of this and Bacilinum nosode 30C, to be taken once every 3 weeks during winter months
* Influenzium 9C to be taken one dose a week for 4 weeks and then take the final dose one month later
* In seasonal transition take 2 doses spaced 15 minutes apart of Influenzium 200C as a preventative. According to German homeopaths this holds 2-6 months.
* Bacilinum 200C, half an hour later Plus 30C after you have started the flu

What to do when the swine flu appears in a family?
Consider the following as an immediate response until you consult a homeopath to follow the treatment.

When Swine flu appear in a family let all those who are unaffected take Ars 3C thrice daily and let the patients take Influenzinum 30C every hour or two.This generally prevents the spread of the trouble and clears up the "Swine Flu" attack.
For the earliar stage of Swine Flu: One dose of Oscillococcinum 200C every 2 to 3 hours or repeat only if necessary.

(source: http://abchomeopathy.com/forum2.php/179541/)

Is there any dietary recommendations during the flu?
"Usually with flu, fever, cough and sore throat, the patient loses his/her appetite. On the first and second days of fever it is best not to eat solid foods, especially meat and heavy proteins (despite the recommendation of protein consumption in some medical books). Naturopathic doctors contended that fever will never reach dangerous levels in a fasting patients because the digestive system shuts down at temperatures above 37.5. If you force a feverish patient to eat, you are, in effect, interfering with defense mechanism's efforts to overcome the disease, and you run the risk of pushing the temperature upward to harmful levels.

An alkaline-ash diet of juices, fresh fruits and vegetables will help safeguard against metabolic acidosis. Meats, fats and heavy starches should be generally avoided, although chicken and beef broths containing plenty of strained vegetables should be well tolerated.

When the skin is hot and dry and lips are parched, juices (both fruit and vegetable) should be given in large quantities. Besides such juices and broths for children, skimmed milk, if well tolerated, may be given. When the appetite returns, in a day or two after body temperature normalizes, simple solid foods, such as custard, rice, toast, soft boiled eggs and more substantial soups may be introduced.

(source: Sandra J. Perko, The Homeopathic Treatment of Influenza)