Viral infections treatment
Viral infections are common, especially in younger children who do not have a fully developed immune system. Most often they are manifested as respiratory diseases, so the flu and cold are the best known to everyone. From time to time, there are epidemics of diseases caused by some new viruses, such as the current SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19.
Treatment of viral infections with rest
When we are talking about common and known viral infections, the best treatment is to stay home and rest, which allows the immune system to fight the virus.
During rest, it is important to drink enough fluid. Sometimes a child, while ill, refuses to drink, so it is best to offer them a small amount of water to drink every 15 to 20 minutes.
Fluid repllenishment is also important because of the loss of water from the body during fever. Instead of water, to replenish the lost liquid, we can drink teas, unsweetened fruit juices, but also rehydration agents if necessary.
It is quite common for appetite to weaken during a viral infection. This is because the body is currently using all its potential to fight the virus. In these moments, parents often plead with the child to eat something, to make themselves eat, if anything. But that is not necessary. The child will ask to eat of their own volition, as soon as he/she feels better.
Viral infections and antibiotics
Unlike bacterial infections, viral infections cannot be treated with antibiotics. Treatment of viral infections with antibiotics is the most common type of improper use of antibiotics.
Improper use of antibiotics is one of the main causes for the growing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics. The use of antibiotics to treat a viral infection is incorrect and can also affect the weakening of the immune system, as recent studies have shown.
Viral infections and fever
Fever, when occurring during a viral infection is a sign that the immune system is working and that the body is fighting the infection. The temperature rises because the organism is fighting against the existing viral infection.
When the fever drops, the defensive response is suspended and the immune system is signaled that it should not fight.
Therefore, the body temperature should not be lowered until it exceeds at least 38.5 ° C. In some European countries, such as the United Kingdom, official medical guides recommend not to drop the body temperature until it exceeds 39 ° C.
Treatment of viral infections with natural medicine
Black elder fruit extract is the most famous natural medicine used worldwide to treat viral infections. As clinical studies have shown, the application of black elder fruit extract in the first two hours after the viral infection symptoms occurred, shows results in fighting the virus.
Bimunal syrup, with black elder fruit extract as one of the main ingredients, has antiviral properties thanks to its proven mechanism of action.
A study published in the American Journal of Functional Foods, has proven that the components of the black elder fruit act on the virus in two ways:
- preventing the virus from binding to the cell
- preventing the virus from multiplying in the cell.
Thanks to its composition, Bimunal works during a viral infection by preventing the virus from entering the cell, while activating the immune system to respond adequately. With its antiviral action, it blocks the replication of the virus even after the virus enters the cell, at different stages of the viral infection.
Viral infection – treatment
The effectiveness of Bimunal was proven by a clinical trial in which 251 pediatric patients participated.
This clinical trial confirmed that the use of Bimunal shortens the viral respiratory infection duration and significantly reduces all its symptoms – sore throat, runny nose, cough and fever.
Medicinal black elder
Black elder fruit contains a large number of active ingredients – minerals and vitamins, flavonoids and polyphenols, which together and actively fight viral infections.
Black elder fruit extract is full of healthy substances – vitamin C, beta carotene, anthocyanins, amino acids, tannins and chlorogenic acid, which is a powerful antioxidant.
Anthocyanins improve immunity by stimulating the production of cytokines, a protein that participates in the regulation of the immune response in the body. This property makes them natural antiviral drugs.
Bimunal syrup is therefore very effective when it comes to viral infections treatment, which by its action also prevents them to become complicated and turn into bacterial infections, without the use of antibiotics.