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Cold & Flu Care : How to Fight a Flu Naturally

November 8, 2019


It’s flu season again. A lot of people today,
like to use natural remedies to fight many different diseases, including that of the
flu. Hi, I’m Dr. Savage. I’m an osteopathic family practice physician, in Tampa. I’m here
to talk to you about natural remedies to use when you have the flu. Before I do that, I
must say that it’s important to see your doctor, when you have the symptoms of the flu. First
of all, if you have it within the first two days, there’s an antiviral medicine that can
greatly decrease the time course. Whereas, natural medicines are ok, vitamin C, zinc,
echinacea. They may help with the symptoms, but they don’t actually decrease the time
course. Other things to do, that could help, is using honey in your tea. A nice warm cup
will hydrate the nasal cavity. The honey has been shown to be as effective, if not more
effective, than treating congestion. If you have a sore throat, salt water gargles would
be fine. Regarding nausea and diarrhea, unfortunately, you’re going to have to stick that one out.
That’s part of why it’s a potentially dangerous disease. You have to maintain as much calorie
and water intake, as you can tolerate, so first, it’s important to take sips of clear
liquids, and increase your oral intake, as you can tolerate it. Also, if your diarrhea
persists more than a couple of days, that is yet another reason to see your doctor,
and that’s natural remedies to treat the flu. I’m Dr. Savage. I wish you the best of health.

8 Comments

  • Reply ThePizlo October 30, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Lawl 1:11
    Remember folks, stick out your diarrhea!

  • Reply Joe Noble November 30, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    my teacher doesnt like to scare people so she calls swine flu piglet choo choos lol i dont have a clue wat tht means

  • Reply jamescrowther1234 March 18, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    i think this guy is reading from scrolling text

  • Reply elsa afework September 5, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Try Traditional Medicinals Brand of Organic Echinacea Plus – Its a tea that really helps. Especially if you have asmtha attacks when you catch a cold. This brand really helps -they say they package the tea fresh. So its really good, and it works, Hope everyone an easy weather change. ~ Sallam (Peace)

  • Reply Joel McDonald March 28, 2011 at 5:53 am

    "regarding nausea AND diarrhea, unfortunately you're gonna have to stick that one out"

    which one..?

  • Reply MrSerpent89 April 9, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    this guy sucks at giving information, he tries to hard to look proffesional…lol…he had the best intentions though….

  • Reply W Deficiency in C October 12, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    when i looked at the tumbnail,I thought it was ben aflleck with brown hair

  • Reply Emma Hutchinson November 24, 2012 at 10:46 am

    This seems to me like a piss take prank they mite do in american pie or somthing

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