What are the Natural Remedies for Infections?
An infection is caused by tiny active organisms that have viral components to them. There are so many different types of viral diseases caused by viruses, parasites and bacteria’s, so it is important that you have a strong immune system. Our immune system is a highly complex one, which remembers millions of different viruses and germs, but even then, there is still room for new viruses to form and enter the body. Before a virus could enter your body, it needs to pass the outer barrier, which is the skin and mucus membrane. Once the virus enters the body, it would first get into contact with the white blood cells. If you have a weak immune system, this virus would cause an infection.
You know how when you get a cut on your skin and people tell you to clean it up and cover it before it causes an infection? This is exactly what we are talking about here, as an open wound is very susceptible for viruses and bacteria. Any type of opening on the skin should remain closed because it could cause several viral diseases to develop. Viruses have been known to affect only one type of cell in the body, so it is unlikely that they would start attacking various parts of the body. For example, if a cold virus has been transmitted into your blood stream, it would only affect the cells in the respiratory system. One thing to keep in mind about viruses is that they could be transmitted by a number of ways, through indirect or direct contact.
In most cases, there are five major types of infections that someone could have. These are the common cold, flu, stomach flu, herpes and skin conditions. The common cold is easily transferred from one person to the next by contact or inhalation. If someone coughs, the infected virus would be in the air particles, flying around until it attaches itself to something. When the virus enters another life source, it will start to work its magic in causing diseases or health complications. The common cold or flu isn’t too serious, as they’re cured fairly quickly with the use of medications and vaccinations. In terms of the flu, the one we’re talking about is the influenza virus.
In diagnosing a viral infection, doctors would run a few blood tests to see what viruses are running around in the blood stream. If there is a known virus in the bloodstream then the doctors would prescribe a dedicated medication. The symptoms associated with viral diseases are the following,
- Fever, Headache, Coughing
- Running Nose, Diarrhea, Vomiting
- Skin Rashes, Nerve Chills
When treating diseases of such severity, conventional medications should be enough in curing it. Vaccinations that are given for specific viruses are formed in a way such that they react with the infected cells. By taking good preventative care of open wounds and staying healthy; you would be able to avoid possible infections that may develop.