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    I figured some people mind find this helpful. I certainly happy to hear that Listerine does the trick.


    H1N1 Prevention

    Posted on October 15th, 2009 by jessicamstout

    The following are suggestions to reduce your risk of becoming infected with the H1N1 flu as were shared in a recent lecture by Dr. Vinay Goyal, an Intensivist and Thyroid Specialist, at the Riddhi Vinayak Cardiac and Critical Centre.

    Tamiflu does not kill the H1N1 virus. It prevents H1N1 from further proliferation. H1N1 ( and other Influenza A Viruses) attacks and proliferates in the upper respiratory tract. The nostrils, mouth and throat are the portals of entry for the virus. The following simple steps may prevent proliferation of the virus, aggravation of symptoms and development of secondary infections.

    • Frequent hand washing.
    • Hands off the face. Resist temptation to touch any part of the face.
    • Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (or use Listerine). H1N1 takes 2-3 days to proliferate after initially infecting the throat/nasal cavity. Simple gargling prevents proliferation.
    • Clean your nostrils at least once a day with warm salt water. You may use a Neti Pot or just blow your nose hard and swab both nostrils with cotton swab dipped in warm salt water.
    • Eat foods rich in vitamin C (citrus fruits and juices) to boost your natural immunity. Take a Vitamin C tablet that has Zinc in it as well to boost the absorption.
    • Drink a lot of warm liquids to wash the proliferating virus into the stomach where it cannot survive.


    Vicki Carroll, RN
    Health Services
    Milligan College
    Phone: 423-461-8667
    Fax: 423-461-8688
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    So cold Budweiser won't wash this proliferating, evil thing into the stomach?

    I'm planning on staying away from all the human disease factories (parents call them children) until around Pitchers and Catchers, how will that do?
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    Budweiser, even when cold, will probably upset your stomach. Try a Heineken Light, an Amstel, or a Coors Light if need be. Those tend to work better. Of course, if you grew up where I did, then a Corona always does the trick!

    Bingo on that second point. Stay away!
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    To the vast majority of adults swine flu is no worse than what i guess you'd call average flue. H1N1 has been around for years, this is a different strain. Children are the most susceptable, as adults its our job to make sure we don't pass it to kids.i if we catch it.

    Beer no, Brandy yes, take two asprins and a pint of Brandy and call in the morning.
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    Try a mug of warm scotch... I haven't had a cold in years, even with four kids, who, by the way, caused me to start this healthy practice.:D
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    I find that much better than letting the Government stick a needle into me full of stuff that they still know nothing about, especially when the President and his family won't PUBLICLY take it.
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    I think the issue is it's been 34 years since we've had any appreciable experience with anything similar. That means if you're 34 and under, BING! no antibodies.

    I notice that all the wingnuts wringing their hands about the evils of government vaccination are now complaining about why the shot's not available RIGHT NOW where THEY LIVE for THEIR CHILDREN.

    On the bright side I notice that not even the idiots that call medical necessity a "death panel" are complaining about the "H1N1 Death panels" directing more of the vaccine to the young so that "granma can be murdered."

    Hospitals, meanwhile, have emergency plans to move granma out of the ICU and shipped home in the case of a severe influx of flu victims... the missus dragged up some story about Indiana's statewide emergency plan: send the terminals and the cancer patients home. Out with the old, in with the new.

    The old, of course, have probably exhausted their insurance. Shot in the arm to the hospitals, if you think about it... But Obama didn't order it, so it's just "common sense" now. Even though Obama never said anything nearly approaching this level of draconian shifts in care, and never pressed for anything nearly approaching it, and even Rahm Emmanuel's Brother didn't ever WRITE about anything approaching it. There's no lottery for these resources, there's just the stark standing order: clear out the terminals for the flu cases.

    So regardless: good work on the awareness materials, RW. That's much more of what we all need to pay attention to right now, not the politics (as I veered toward above.)

    Wash your hands all the bloody time. Remember elevator buttons are almost as good for spreading disease as children are. Cover your nose/mouth if you cough/sneeze... hands off your face (I'm the worst at that one - cats give me allergies, I'm forever putting my fingers in my eyes.)

    Everybody be well
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    Sometimes he misses and puts his fingers in my eyes.

    Anyhow - here's a link to the Indiana guidelines Mr. was talking about.

    State guidelines set up decision process if flu outbreak overwhelms hospitals

    INDIANAPOLIS | Some cancer patients, heart attack sufferers and burn victims would be removed from ventilators and left to die if pandemic flu patients overwhelmed Indiana's hospitals.

    The goal would be to save the most lives as possible, according the Indiana State Department of Health.

    But a draft copy of Indiana's "Altered Standards of Care" guidelines reveals that if faced with overwhelming demand, Indiana hospitals would establish what amount to "death panels."

    A "triage review officer" would decide who gets access to hospital staff and equipment and, likely, who lives and who will die.

    In a pandemic emergency, hospital patients and those seeking care would be scored every day using a system known as the Sequential Organ Failure Assessment. The same system would be used across the state to ensure accountability and gain public confidence, according to the August 2008 draft guidelines.

    Based on their score, patients either would receive treatment, get to stay in their hospital bed for another day or be sent home to die.

    "Decisions on the use of scarce resources must be heavily weighed against the chances for survival," the 27-page guidelines say. "Age, social worth and job function will not affect triage-allocation decisions

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