Highly effective drugs are used to treat influenza, but the effectiveness of therapy depends on the general condition of the body, immunity, concomitant diseases, etc. It is always easier to prevent a disease than to cure it.
Get vaccinated. This is the best way to protect yourself from the virus. It is better to vaccinate before the onset of the epidemic, optimally in September or October. Make sure that you are completely healthy, and that it has been at least two weeks since your last cold or any other illness.
Use antiviral medications. The use of "Remantadin", "Influcid" or "Arbidol" should be started only during an epidemic - in prophylactic doses, they stimulate the defenses, and at the initial stages of the disease they can stop the disease.
Protect the nasal mucosa. Lubricate the nostrils from the inside with special ointments (oxolinic, viferon, etc.), and if they are not at hand, then ordinary laundry soap or sterile petroleum jelly will do.
Flush your nose and gargle. When you come home, do not forget to wash your hands and clear mucous membranes - irrigate your nose and throat with a saline solution. Such physical methods will help wash away pathogens and prevent their spread.
Add fresh garlic to dishes, place saucers with chopped onions and garlic in the room. Garlic juice can be added to water (a couple of drops in half a glass of water) and drunk in the morning as a preventive measure.
Take vitamin C. You can enrich your diet with foods containing ascorbic acid (bell peppers, citrus fruits, black currants, etc.) or take vitamin C tablets daily (ascorbic acid in pills).
Wear a gauze bandage. This precaution is effective in crowded places (public transport, shops, clinics). The mask should be changed every two hours.
Avoid contact with a large number of people. During an epidemic, it is better to wait out the dangerous period at home - do not attend cultural events, postpone a visit to the clinic, try to be in the crowd as little as possible.
To ensure air circulation, periodically open windows and doors, ventilate the room. Wet cleaning should be done as often as possible - dust off, wash floors using disinfectants.