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Suggestion of an Alternative Approach of Inhalation of Volatile Chemicals from Onion and Garlic for Isolated Patient of Mild Onset Infected Flu: Review and Communication

Version 1 : Received: 14 February 2020 / Approved: 15 February 2020 / Online: 15 February 2020 (14:38:20 CET)

How to cite: Tan, H.; Wu, G.; Li, X.; Hou, W. Suggestion of an Alternative Approach of Inhalation of Volatile Chemicals from Onion and Garlic for Isolated Patient of Mild Onset Infected Flu: Review and Communication. Preprints 2020, 2020020198 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202002.0198.v1). Tan, H.; Wu, G.; Li, X.; Hou, W. Suggestion of an Alternative Approach of Inhalation of Volatile Chemicals from Onion and Garlic for Isolated Patient of Mild Onset Infected Flu: Review and Communication. Preprints 2020, 2020020198 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202002.0198.v1).

Abstract

Virus-infected Flu is a common disease. To date, no specific drugs are available to manage the symptoms of cough, headache and sputum production. An alternative Chinese herb medicine is introduced for virus-infected Flu or similar infection. Before hospitalization, some of patients may scare for cross-infection with mild symptoms or hardly go to hospital if encountered a temporary lockdown or quarantine. Some Chinese practice self-treatment of cough, headache and sputum production by inhalation of volatile chemicals from onion and garlic. Author used to take the same alternative approach of inhalation of onion, garlic or scallions for self-treatment when suffered virus caused flu with cough, headache and sputum production at onset disease. In this article, the biomedical effects of onion and garlic are reviewed. To help patients with mild symptoms of virus infected Flu, a simple home-based treatment was suggested to self-treatment because of temporary isolation and hardly going to hospitalization. The alternative approach may also suggest for some mild virus infected respiratory diseases caused by virus at onset disease.

Subject Areas

mild virus-infected flu; home-based treatment; inhalation of volatile chemicals; onion; garlic

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