Rospotrebnadzor: if you have an acute respiratory viral infection, it is important to take medicine in the first two days

Rospotrebnadzor emphasizes that drug treatment for acute respiratory viral infections is effective when started early.

According to Rospotrebnadzor, Russia is already experiencing a steady increase in the number of people falling ill coronavirus infection. In turn, epidemiologists (Research Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Viral Infections) predict high activity of influenza and rhinosyncytial virus this season – many Russians will suffer from the acute respiratory viral infections they cause.

Representatives of Rospotrebnadzor stated that one of the most effective ways to avoid respiratory infections is vaccination, and  advised Russians to get vaccinated.

“According to the World Health Organization, up to five million people suffer from severe influenza every year. Vaccination is the best way to avoid becoming one of them,” said the head of the department, Anna Popova.
As for drug treatment, antiviral drugs can be used to treat ARVI. But experts point out: if you have an acute respiratory viral infection, it is important to take medicine in the first two days of the illness that arises – this helps alleviate the condition of the sick person, prevents the development of serious complications, and helps shorten the period of poor health.

“Experts advise paying attention to antiviral drugs a wide range of actions that can be taken to prevent infection after contact with a sick person, and at the first symptoms of the disease,” said Reedus.
The portal informed that the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation officially recommends umifenovir for the fight against influenza viruses and COVID-19 . In particular, on its basis a drug such as “Arbidol” was developed.

Earlier, the portal wrote that doctor Tatyana Shapovalenko named common mistakes in the treatment of colds.

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.