- Good Advice
The only portals of entry are the nostrils and mouth/throat. In a global
epidemic of this nature, it's almost impossible to avoid coming into contact
with H1N1 in spite of all precautions.
While you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1 infection,
in order to prevent proliferation, aggravation of symptoms and development of
secondary infections, some very simple steps can be practiced
1. Gargle twice a day with warm salt water or Listerine. *H1N1 takes 2-3
days after initial infection in the throat/nasal cavity to proliferate and
show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation. In a
way, gargling with salt water has the same effect on a healthy individual that
Tamiflu has on an infected one. Don't underestimate this simple, inexpensive,
and powerful preventative method.
2. Blow the nose hard once a day and swab both nostrils with cotton buds
dipped in warm salt water is very effective in bringing down viral
3. Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C If you
have to supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make sure that it also has
Zinc to boost absorption.
4. Drink as much of warm liquids (tea, coffee, etc) as you can. Drinking warm
liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They
wash off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where they
cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm.
I suggest you pass this on to your entire e-list. You never know who might
pay attention to it --and STAY ALIVE because of it.
I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within. Douglas MacArthur