Allegedly against the flu: spend the last to buy unnecessary
Placebo (from the Latin. Placebo, literally - "I will please, like") - a substance without obvious medicinal properties, used as a drug, the therapeutic effect of which is associated with the patient's belief in the effectiveness of the drug. Sometimes a placebo capsule or tablet is called a pacifier. Lactose is often used as a placebo substance. In addition, the term placebo effect is termed the phenomenon of improving human health due to the fact that he believes in the effectiveness of a certain effect, which is actually neutral. In addition to taking the drug, this effect may be, for example, the performance of certain procedures or exercises, the direct effect of which is not observed. The degree of manifestation of the placebo effect depends on the suggestibility of the person and the external circumstances of the "treatment" - for example, on the appearance of the placebo, its price and the total amount of receiving the "drug" (this increases confidence in its effectiveness due to the reluctance to count efforts and money spent in vain) degree of confidence in the doctor, the authority of the clinic.
Immunomodulators are natural or synthetic substances that can have a regulating effect on the immune system. By the nature of their influence on the immune system, they are divided into immunostimulating and immunosuppressive. In the CIS and in Western countries, immunomodulators can be understood as different groups of drugs. There are about a hundred immunomodulators on the market that are developed domestically and are practically not used outside the CIS. This group of substances has significant sales volumes (more than 30 million packages in 2010), second only to antibiotics and drugs. In Western countries, immunomodulators are used mainly in cases of rare secondary immunodeficiency.
Do not spend money on "drugs" with unproven effectiveness. You have noticed that the word medication is enclosed in quotation marks - that's right, because you can just as well take chocolate and lemon orally. The effect is about the same, no one has proven otherwise!
In early preclinical studies in the 1970s, inducers did not show a clear antiviral effect, but many of them showed high toxicity; they are not applied in the medical practice of developed countries. These substances directly affect the complex signaling systems of the body, which can lead to serious side effects.
Outside the countries of the former USSR, interferon inducers (including those in Western Europe and North America) have not been registered as drugs, and their clinical efficacy has not been proven in any large international study.
The active ingredient tiloron was patented in the United States as early as 1968, but clinical trials did not pass. In 2001, a single randomized study of the efficacy of the drug for influenza and other respiratory viral infections was conducted.
The results were published only in the Russian Medical Journal, which was not referenced by VAK.
Tilorone is a synthetic low-molecular compound with antiviral properties and the ability to induce interferon when administered orally. There are also reports of its anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory properties. In dosage forms it is used in the form of dihydrochloride.
Registered in Russia, Ukraine , Kazakhstan , Belarus , Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan  as an antiviral and immunomodulatory drug. Information on the use of tilorone as a medicine outside the former USSR is not available.
You are not laboratory rats. Why experiment on yourself?
All of the above "drugs" are not inferior in efficiency to 10 grams of sugar dissolved in a glass of drinking water.
Homeopathy (from the Greek. "Similar" and "disease") is a type of alternative medicine that involves the use of highly diluted drugs , which presumably cause symptoms in healthy people, similar to the symptoms of the patient's illness. The concept of treatment according to the pseudo-scientific principle “similar to similar” (Latin similia similibus curantur) is opposed by homeopaths to the principles of rational pharmacotherapy. The founder and author of the term is German physician Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann (04/10/1755 - 07/02/1843).
The theoretical substantiation of the homeopathic principle does not correspond to the scientific understanding of the functioning of a healthy and diseased organism, and the carried out clinical trials of homeopathic preparations did not reveal the difference between the homeopathic medicine and placebo.    This means that any positive feelings after being treated with homeopathy are explained by the placebo effect and the natural recovery from the disease. Trivial calculations show that in preparations with dilutions of 12C and higher, the probability of the presence of at least one molecule of the active substance is close to zero . For these reasons, the scientific community regards homeopathy as pseudoscience , quackery or fraud  .
The World Health Organization (WHO) warns against homeopathic treatment of infectious and any other serious diseases.  According to experts of the organization, “the use of homeopathy does not have an evidence base, and in cases where it is used as an alternative to the main treatment, it carries a real threat to the health and life of people.” 
A large number of professional medical and general scientific organizations openly express a negative attitude towards homeopathy due to the lack of evidence of its effectiveness. Among government organizations, negative conclusions about the effectiveness of homeopathy were made by the Committee on Science and Technology of the British Parliament, the US Federal Trade Commission, the National Board of Health and Medical Research Australia and others.
In 2017, the Commission to combat pseudoscience and falsification of scientific research under the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences issued a memorandum that recognizes pseudoscience in homeopathy. The memorandum sets forth recommendations aimed at excluding homeopathy from the Russian healthcare system. In the framework of the memorandum, the commission suggested that the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation exclude the medical use of homeopathy in municipal and state medical institutions, and also recommended that pharmacies not sell homeopathic and medical products together . The document provoked a lively discussion among the scientific medical community and the Russian public.
Treat yourself by squeezing the dried bark of something there or drinking citrus concentrate extract? Better buy a lemon and brew tea!
Biologically active additives (BAA) to food - the composition of biologically active substances intended for direct intake with food or the introduction of food. They are used as an additional source of food and biologically active substances, to optimize various types of metabolism, normalize and / or improve the functional state of organs and systems, reduce the risk of diseases, normalize the microflora of the gastrointestinal tract and as enterosorbents. The physiological effects of dietary supplements are achieved by the introduction into the body of substances or complexes of substances that have a pronounced effect on humans and other animals. In this case, dietary supplements are not drugs and occupy an intermediate position between them and food.
Due to the lack of a well-developed regulatory framework in Russia, dietary supplements have become the target of many commercial firms (who actively advertise and often produce them in an artisanal manner) and were initially not in demand by official medicine. Their interpretation became ambiguous both among consumers and among medical personnel. This often leads to serious delusions and wrong actions. Modern advertising of dietary supplements and medicines, especially television, creates a high degree of risk to the consumer. The danger is also those manufacturers who use in the creation of dietary supplements unexplored or toxic natural components.
Supplements are also used in livestock and poultry.
And what to do?
When the body temperature rises, paracetamol and ibuprofen do not help, practically do not help or very briefly.
You can use the combined drugs with paracetamol (Antigrippin, Theraflu, Coldrex, Fervex, etc.): they are tastier, more convenient and more expensive than tablets with a pure substance. The efficacy is the same, plus reducing symptoms due to phenylephrine and pheniramine / chlorphenamine .
The temperature in the room is from 20 ° to 25 ° . It should drink a lot!
Flush the nose with saline solutions (saline) . Do not wash your nose and use vasoconstrictor drugs for more than a week.
If you (your child) encounter a virus, and you do not have protective antibodies in the blood, you will get sick. Antibodies will appear in one of two cases: either you are ill , or you are grafted .
Having grafted in, you protect yourself not from viruses in general, but only from the influenza virus.
And be sure to consult a doctor!
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