Video: ❶ How To Treat Adenovirus Infection
Adenovirus infection is a disease caused by "adenoviruses". They were first isolated for the first time in 1953 from tonsils removed during operations on children. And the next year they were isolated from the tissues of patients with respiratory diseases, which were accompanied by conjunctivitis. Currently, about 50 types of adenoviruses are known. Location: Location: When adenovirus enters the human body, it primarily begins to multiply in the lymphatic system. Therefore, a characteristic symptom of the disease is swollen lymph nodes. Also, the disease is characterized by headache and muscle pain, high fever, a feeling of general weakness, weakness. By the way, it is for this reason that inexperienced doctors sometimes confuse adenovirus infection with influenza. In some cases, complications arise: inflammation of the mucous membranes,turning into laryngitis, tracheitis, bronchitis (which, in turn, can lead to pneumonia), as well as conjunctivitis.
How is adenovirus infection treated?
First of all, since a sick person is a source of infection, he needs to stay at home for at least 10 days. It is advisable to stay in bed.
At a high temperature (starting from 38.5 degrees), you can give an adult patient the usual antipyretic drugs, including aspirin and analgin (of course, in the absence of contraindications). Children who are ill are better off giving medications that do not contain aspirin and analgin, such as paracetamol.
An abundant warm drink is an absolute must! This alleviates the symptoms of the disease and helps fight the manifestations of dehydration. You should choose drinks containing vitamins, for example, tea with lemon, rosehip infusion, warmed fruit drink, etc.
In the case of a severe course of the disease, especially complications, drug therapy is often carried out. For example, antibiotics are prescribed. But, of course, they should only be used as directed by a doctor. Self-medication can cause even more harm to the patient.
If the disease is complicated by conjunctivitis, the patient's condition can be relieved by using suitable eye drops (such as albucide solution).
There are also folk, home remedies. They are aimed primarily at increasing human immunity. For example, in advance, before the onset of the cold season (since the peak of adenovirus infection falls on it), prepare the following mixture: pour finely chopped aloe leaves (250 grams) with liquid honey (350 grams) and red sweet fortified wine such as Cahors (300 grams). Mix well and leave in a cool dark place for 14 days. Strain the mixture through cheesecloth, take for prophylaxis 1 teaspoon 3 times a day.