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Monday, November 2, 2009

H1N1 Tips

Dr. Vinay Goyal is an MBBS, DRM, DNB (Intensist and Thryoid Specialist) who shares the following insights as to how to prevent or mitigate H1N1 and other flus.

He states:

While you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1 infection in order to prevent proliferation, aggravation of symptoms and development of secondary infections some very simple steps, not fully highlighted in most official communications, can be practiced (instead of focusing on how to stock N95 or Tamiflu).

1. Frequent hand washing (well highlighted in all official communications).
2. “Hands-off-the-face” approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part of the face (other than eating, bathing)
3. Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (Listerine is fine if you don’t like salt). H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/nasal cavity to proliferate (grow) and show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation. Gargling with salt water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Tamiflu has on an infected one. Don’t underestimate the effectiveness of this method.
4. Clean your nostrils at least once every day using Q-tips dipped in warm salt water. You can also use a Netti Pot.
5. Boost natural immunity with foods loaded with vitamin C.
6. Drink many warm liquids including tea, coffee and hot water with lemon. Doing so helps clear viral populations by sweeping them down into the stomach where they are not able to survive.

All of these simple procedures are suggested by the good doctor. I have just gargled with salt water myself.

To your good health,


  1. Thanks for sharing those tips. I had not heard any of those before but they sure make sense to me.

  2. I am taking liquid vitamin D3. it helps build the immune system up! I feel a lot better when I take it. You can as well find it in pill form.
    They say it really helps you with getting the flu and if you catch it then you have to up the dose and it will shorten the length of the illness.

  3. THANKS for this info - just got over H1N1 (!!!) - I WILL be doing this daily, never heard this before but I just KNEW there had to be something we could do to fight this 'stuff'! THANKS SO MUCH for keeping us up-to-date Tosca! You're the best.

  4. Thank you Tosca, I'll be sharing this with my family.

  5. Thank you for sharing this tips. I have not heard of some of these.

  6. So nice to know we aren't totally helpless.

    I think this is good advice for avoiding any illness.

    Thanks so much. I tweeted about it!

  7. Hi Tosca, I am wondering what you think about Vit. C? I want to give to each of my kids during this winter season. I see so much info on the web about it. Too much to process. Your thoughts?

  8. The tips that I can suggest are the vitamin C and the injection against the influenza cause this is a serious problem so we need to take care of it thank you have a nice day .


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