If talking about the flu Believe that very few people do not know And many people may have had this kind of flu already. Which currently has vaccines that can be prevented. But how much is needed for this vaccine? Why do we have to get the flu vaccine every year? Japin has information to let you know in order to resolve the doubt by Dr. Jakkaphong Buraminhen, branch of infectious diseases. Department of Internal Medicine Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital Mahidol University Mentioned in the column Good health with Rama said
“Flu” is another common disease in Thailand. But during the outbreaks the most is during the rainy season and winter. Which influenza can be divided into 3 types according to the strain of influenza virus, namely
- The A (A) species is the most violent.
- Species B (B)
- Species C (C)
Difference between cold and flu
Influenza is an acute respiratory infection. Which is caused by the so-called “Influenza virus”, whereas flu is caused by other viruses that can cause respiratory infections as well. The symptoms of the common cold and the flu are similar, such as fever, sore throat, and a runny nose. But the flu will have more serious symptoms such as high fever, body aches. Fatigue, exhaustion And severe headache
People at risk for influenza.
In general, those who are physically fit If you’ve got the flu Symptoms are usually mild and resolve on their own. But those who are at risk and if they have the flu are likely to have severe symptoms. And may cause various complications, including
- Children under 6 months
- Elderly people 65 years and over
- People with immunosuppressants, such as:
– Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy
– Patients receiving immunosuppressants
– Patients with chronic conditions such as heart disease, pulmonary disease, COPD, asthma, kidney disease. Chronic failure, cirrhosis, etc.
How to prevent
First of all, you should take care and maintain your health. By eating well and getting enough rest, you should also take care of yourself and those around you, such as wearing a surgical mask when in crowded places to prevent infection and spread the virus. Including frequent hand washing will greatly reduce the risk of infection that is located on the surface of the object and entering the body from the smearing of the eyes, nose and mouth. The last resort is to get a yearly flu shot.