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China - Significant year-on-year increase of flu patients in many hospitals in Harbin, Heilongjiang province - cold weather blamed

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  • China - Significant year-on-year increase of flu patients in many hospitals in Harbin, Heilongjiang province - cold weather blamed

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    Hashi up by a substantial increase in the number of colds recent 48-hour illness diminished seek medical advice
      2013 04 22 09:59:20

    Al-Hayat, April 22, Harbin, this spring, the temperature is very unusual. In the mid-April, is still in bursts snow cooling, make the public feel queasy.

    Reporter learned many hospitals in Harbin Since the spring, flu patients representing a significant year-on-year increase, especially recently struck crop cold compared to previous years, more patients, the symptoms heavier, and is due to infection. In this regard, experts said, the forecast June itself inactivated influenza virus as the temperature rises, the incidence of colds will gradually decline, compared to this time last year delayed for nearly a month.

    Into the snow in Harbin in April amid buoyant too much for many people. Our reporter Li Wei photo

      Cold cases

      Suffering from a cold virus isolation with family

      Reporters learned that Jin was admitted four hospital respiratory department over the past month, the out-patient admissions per day flu patients up to nearly a hundred people, and the number is increasing every day.

      "A few days ago feeling good weather for a light jacket, and behold the night cold with fever, and quickly eat cold medicine to alleviate the symptoms of points two days and a fever." Public Wang said that his cold symptoms recurrent, to the hospital for examination, the doctor diagnosed as upper respiratory tract infection, "the doctor said cold is a viral infection, I am worried transmitted to family members on temporary self-isolation."

      Waiting Mr. Hu also suffering from a cold, but the symptoms point of view he and Mr. Wang's condition is not the same, Mr. Hu has been coughing after a cold and sore weakness, poor appetite.

      The small cold did not care dragged into encephalitis

      Half a month ago, the 24-year-old members of the public very fact that symptoms such as fever, sore throat, and that own good health, without seriously small cold, can be had for a few days to find symptoms, she bought some cold medicine, However, the trouble persists eat for three days later the fever has been refunded. Finally, Ms. Zhang came to Jin was admitted to hospital for treatment, was diagnosed due to the cold treatment is not timely, viral infection led to subacute thyroiditis.

      Interview, the reporter also encountered such a case, female college students high in the event of fever, cough and other symptoms that his body, only in the hospital drip once back bedroom medication treatment, results fever recurrent disease, cough been See you. After a few days on, a small high in a coma in the bedroom, after the rescue diagnosis of viral encephalitis, intensive care unit rescue a month out of danger. Small high doctor, her condition could have control of influenza to avoid such a serious drag on.

      The stubble cold virus scanner

      "Cold this year, 90% are viral infections, the common feature is not easy to retire fever, cough not go, is a recurring problem." Said Professor Jin Shoude, director, Jin was admitted four hospital respiratory Second Division.

      "The common cold usually 3-5 days the symptoms will be reduced, if the fever for more than 3-5 days is still not faded into the background, be sure to go to the hospital for treatment." Professor Jin Shoude said that the number of flu patients, compared to previous years about the end of April this year had not seen in patients with reduced, which is closely related with the cold spring weather.

      Respiratory syncytial virus, influenza virus, parainfluenza virus and so can cause viral influenza, the influenza virus is particularly sensitive to heat, when the weather gets warmer itself inactivated forecast this year to enter the incidence of colds in June decline, while last year the incidence of May, have declined. "Professor Jin Shoude analysts say.

      Professor Jin Shoude reminded the public that the best home standing Tamiflu prevention of viral influenza, flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, Tamiflu within 48 hours, in large part, to suppress the virus control the disease; If after 48 hours the condition did not reduce to seek immediate medical attention.

    High fever and cough medication

      Provincial Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Institute, Director of Respiratory said Professor Jiang Baihua, this spring, the well-being of sudden changes in the body's immune defense function lower level, so a lot of people susceptible to a variety of diseases, especially influenza virus.

    Influenza symptomatic drug selection can achieve the effect of the treatment and prevention of "Combo". Chinese medicine believes that plague poison influenza is caused by external factors, internal fire is influenza attack the underlying causes of a lot of Chinese medicine treatment of blast the name of party, such as BHT, Yinqiaosan Sang apricot scattered, Ma Xing Shi Gan soup are very effective in the treatment of blast influenza prescription and clear detoxifying decoction is combined with traditional Chinese medicine theory of the CD by name from the list dual solution, both inside and outside Tongzhi, in patients with influenza can quickly eliminate upper respiratory tract infection symptoms.

      However, the treatment of influenza select agents, the most important should not blind medication, but should be symptomatic drug selection. Professor Jiang Baihua For example, for patients with influenza symptoms of high fever the taking Jinshi Qing plague detoxification oral cough symptoms in patients taking silver with clear oral detoxifying. "

      Doctor's prescription

      The cold medicine symptomatic taking

      Interview, the reporter found that many patients choose cold medicines lack of common sense to abuse drugs.

      Jin was admitted to hospital, the Provincial Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine Respiratory experts said, cold medicine can reduce pain shorten the course of the disease and prevent complications. Antipyretic analgesic anti-inflammatory drugs, antihistamines, decongestants, antitussive and expectorant drugs types of drugs prescription to cover all of the symptoms of the common cold. Members of the public can be drug prescription and their symptoms controlled, rational drug use.

      Commonly used in cold medicine group prescription drugs:

      - Antipyretic analgesics: the acetaminophen, ibuprofen benorilate, diclofenac acid. Alleviate the symptoms of headache, fever and body aches.

      - Antihistamines: chlorpheniramine (chlorpheniramine), diphenhydramine hydrochloride, terfenadine then it's triprolidine hydrochloride, promethazine. To eliminate or reduce the itchy nose, runny nose, sneezing, throat and eye itching and tearing and other symptoms.

      - Decongestants: pseudoephedrine, ephedrine methyl. Relieve nasal congestion mitigation due to allergies or colds caused by nasal or sinus congestion (stuffy nose), as well as the ear congestion caused by inflammation or infection.

      - Antitussive: the dextromethorphan hydrobromide codeine, cloperastine (cough level), DIOXOPROMETHAZINE (Keke sensitive) to relieve cold cough.

      - Expectorant: Yuchuang the glycerol ether carbocisteine, cough relieve cold symptoms. Often in combination with antitussive for cold cough, phlegm.