Rospotrebnadzor spoke about the danger of antibiotics for influenza: Society: Russia: Lenta.ru

Taking antibiotics is dangerous for the flu because they are not able to cope with the virus, kill normal microflora and weaken the immune system. This is reported on website Rospotrebnadzor.

The department said that antibiotics can be prescribed by a doctor for complications that arise when a bacterial infection is attached.

Vaccination is the most effective way to prevent influenza, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). First of all, the vaccination should be given to those who are at risk: children, people over 60 years old, pregnant women, medical staff, public transport workers, patients with chronic diseases of the cardiovascular system, kidneys, and the immune system. The optimal time for vaccination in Rospotrebnadzor called the period from September to November.

Among the complications of influenza, Rospotrebnadzor listed pneumonia with a 40% chance of death, encephalitis, meningitis, exacerbation of chronic diseases. Pregnant women may experience complications of pregnancy or fetal abnormalities.

The department advised the sick to stay at home, to be treated under the supervision of a doctor, to stay in bed, eat vegetables and fruits rich in vitamins, and drink plenty of fluids. For prevention, it is worth washing your hands more often, adhering to a healthy lifestyle, avoiding contact with those who have signs of the disease, regularly ventilating the premises and humidifying the air, visiting crowded places less often and wearing a mask, avoiding hugs, kisses and handshakes at meetings, do not touch your face, eyes and nose with unwashed hands. With children, you should often walk in the fresh air.

Previously Deputy Director for Clinical and Analytical Work of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor Natalya Pshenichnaya toldthat with the simultaneous infection with influenza and coronavirus, the likelihood of death increases, especially in risk groups.

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