General description of the disease
Plague is an acute infectious disease belonging to the group of quarantine infections, which proceeds with intoxication, fever, damage to the lymph nodes, pneumonia and possible sepsis. In the past, the plague was called the “black death”. According to reports, up to 100 million people died during its pandemics (mass epidemics).
Causes and ways of infection:
The causative agent of the plague is the plague bacillus, which dies in boiling water, as well as from the effects of disinfectants. The carriers of the infection are rodents (rats, mice), lagomorphs (hares, squirrels), as well as wild dogs and cats that hunt rodents.
You can become infected with the disease from the bite of a sick animal, as well as from fleas living on rodents, for example, when processing the skins of infected animals. In addition, infection is possible by airborne droplets and by contact from a sick person.
- 1 A sharp rise in temperature – up to 40 degrees.
- 2 Chills.
- 3 Severe headache, muscle pain.
- 4 Vomiting.
- 5 Violation of consciousness and coordination of movements, speech, the face becomes puffy at first, and then haggard with dark circles under the eyes.
- 6 Swollen lymph nodes, soreness, as pus appears in them.
- 7 With pneumonic plague, a cough appears, sputum with blood.
- Bubonic plague – characterized by the appearance of buboes on the skin, most often axillary or inguinal.
- Secondary septic plague is a complication of other forms of plague.
- Bubonic cutaneous plague – characterized by the appearance of ulcers.
- Secondary pulmonary plague – complications of bubonic plague.
- Primary pulmonary plague is the most dangerous and lightning-fast. It is characterized by the appearance of coughing up blood.
- Primary septic plague – characterized by severe bleeding of internal organs.
- The plague is small – it has a more benign course than the bubonic form.
- Intestinal plague – characterized by bloody diarrhea.
Useful foods for the plague
A high-calorie, easily digestible, semi-liquid diet is recommended for patients with plague. In addition, usually at the initial stage of the disease, a therapeutic diet No. 2 is used, and during the recovery period, a general diet No. 15 is used. It is recommended that you break your meals into 4-5 small portions. During the period of exacerbation of the disease, the amount of food can be reduced, but it is necessary to eat 7-8 times.
- It is recommended to eat dry biscuits and wheat bread made from non-rich dough, as these foods saturate the body with carbohydrates and B vitamins. In addition, wheat bread contains iron, calcium salts, phosphorus and potassium.
- It is good to eat low-fat broth soups or vegetable soups. This dish has long been considered satisfying and very light at the same time. The soup helps maintain fluid balance in the body, preventing an increase in blood pressure, and has a beneficial effect on blood vessels. Chicken broth soup has anti-inflammatory effects. Vegetable soups saturate the body with healthy vitamins and minerals from vegetables.
- It is useful to use lean meats (veal, rabbit, lean lamb) and fish (hake, pollock) in boiled form. Meat contains many complete proteins, as well as beneficial amino acids and iron, which prevent anemia. Fish is useful because it is digested much faster than meat, in addition, it contains vitamins A, D, as well as polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are necessary for the health of the heart and brain.
- It is useful to use an omelet from chicken eggs, as they contain vitamins A, B, D, E, as well as potassium, iron, phosphorus, copper. Thanks to the entry of these substances into the body, its protective functions will be enhanced, the immune system will quickly cope with toxins, and wounds will heal faster.
- It is also important to eat fermented milk foods and cottage cheese, as they improve intestinal motility and enrich the body with calcium and phosphorus, which are necessary to strengthen the heart muscle.
- In addition, it is useful to eat vegetables and fruits in the form of mashed potatoes, jellies, mousses, compotes and juices. They also have a positive effect on intestinal motility, being easily absorbed, and also saturate the body with useful vitamins and minerals as much as possible. Some of them, for example, citrus fruits, garlic, suppress the action of pathogenic bacteria, and celery has an anti-inflammatory effect.
- In case of plague, it is useful to use honey, since it contains almost all naturally occurring trace elements and vitamins, but in small quantities. Honey is able to fully satisfy the body’s need for glucose. In addition, it has antibacterial and antifungal properties.
- It is also recommended to eat butter and vegetable oil, since they contain vitamins A, B, D, PP, E, and they are necessary for the creation of new cells, the transport of nutrients into cells, as well as the binding of free radicals. In addition, the polyunsaturated acids contained in the oil support the immune system.
- To replenish fluid in the body (you need to drink 1.5 liters of water per day), you can use weak coffee, tea, juices, compotes. It is useful to drink rosehip broth. It increases blood pressure and strengthens the immune system, and also relieves vitamin deficiency. However, for people suffering from gastritis and circulatory disorders, this drink is contraindicated.
Folk remedies for the treatment of plague
- 1 Garlic tincture has long been used in the treatment of plague. To prepare it, you need 20 g of garlic, pour 50 g of vodka and insist in a sealed container. Take 10 drops 2-3 p. a day half an hour before meals.
- 2 In order for the ulcers to heal faster and be less painful, cabbage leaves or a mixture of crushed cabbage leaves with fresh egg white were applied to them.
- 3 Also, a decoction of the roots of the Chinese star anise was used to treat the plague. 4 tsp roots were poured with 1 tbsp. boiling water. It must be taken three times a day for 3 tablespoons.
- 4 You can also apply a ripe fig, cut in half, to plague tumors (buboes). The maximum effect from it will be if treatment is started as early as possible.
- 5 You can also set fire to the rosemary plant to disinfect the area.
Dangerous and harmful foods for the plague
- Excessively fatty foods and smoked meats, hard-boiled eggs, barley, pearl barley and corn grits, mushrooms, flour foods, as they are difficult to digest and create a load on the digestive system.
- Spicy food and canned food, as they irritate the intestinal mucosa.
- Alcoholic beverages are prohibited, as they have a toxic effect on the body.
- It is not recommended to use pastries and flour foods, sweet pastries, as they impede the digestion process. Yeast, which may be part of them, is capable of causing fermentation processes in the body.
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