Flu is a severe acute infectious disease that goes with a temperature higher than 38 degrees Celsius, which in healthy people goes through self-healing, and in people with immune imbalances very often leads to complications. In the case of the influenza virus, an aggravating circumstance is that it is resistant to therapy (ie it is most often applied too late, after 48 hours), and it attacks the lower respiratory tract, primarily causing severe pneumonia.

Influenza virus is constantly genetically changing and thus presents itself always with a new face. Genetic alterations allow it to repeatedly cause disease because the protective proteins created during previous contact have little or no efficacy against altered viruses. Flu is caused by influenza virus type A, B or C. Type A virus is the most dangerous and causes major epidemics, and virus type C is the least dangerous. most often occurs during the winter when the cold reduces the body's resistance to the virus. In addition to the cold, some other conditions weaken the body's immune system, such as stress, fatigue, diabetes, and treatment with corticosteroids or chemotherapy.


- Rest in bed until your fever passes
- In case of lack of appetite, do not force yourself to eat
- Eat light foods to relieve and cleanse the intestines; as many grated fresh apples as possible
- Facial baths and inhalations with the addition of chamomile and thyme can help relieve pain
- Sweating: hot drinks (especially in the afternoon because then the body sweats the most), hot bath with the addition of eucalyptus oil (caution if you have problems with blood circulation), foot baths. After sweating, wash in thyme lotion
- Coating the calf muscles with cold compresses can reduce your discomfort
- Drink plenty of fluids, especially fruit juices that contain vitamin C and kale juice, and teas made from eucalyptus, elderflower, linden, yarrow, rosehip, coltsfoot and dandelion root
- Do not use fever relievers because fever is a normal reaction of the body to defend itself against the virus and most viruses die from high temperature
- Essential oils of eucalyptus, thyme, laurel or chamomile can be used for massage, as a bath supplement or for inhalation
- Measures to strengthen the immune system: cold shower and wash, sauna, air bath
- To avoid unwanted contraindications, self-help measures or medical instructions should be followed until you fully recover
- Patience is primarily needed to strengthen the organism


If after a few days of self-help measures you do not feel improvement, if your body temperature is over 39 degrees Celsius or the infection spreads to the bronchial area, it is necessary consult a doctor.