There is a lot of information going around out there right now about monkeyPox. Its name itself sounds kinda scary. I thought I would share a bit about it and what we could do. It was first found in 1958 from an outbreak of monkeys. The first human case was in 1970 in the Congo. I hope you and your families are in good health and safety.
- That is is similar to Small Pox
- Clinically less sever then Small Pox
- Comes from the Poxviridae family ( rabbit pox, Cow pox, Herpes Zoster, Herbes, Shingles)
- Other animals have had the MonkeyPox (rats, tree squirrels ect)
Animal-To- Human: Can happen from blood transmission, bodily fluid, contact with the lesions,
Human -To- Human: Happens Blood transmission, Bodily fluid, contact with lesions, and they say “with respiratory droplets” with prolongs contact.
3-10 Day incubation period
- 1. Fever
- 2. Flaccidity (lack of firmness in skin)
- 3. Not hungry
- Swollen Lymphadenopathy which is swollen lymph nodes till about the end of the Approx.: 3rd week.
- Days 7-11 is skin irruptions which look flat red fluid raised bumps. Which will spread all over the body. Evolution of the rash (papules-vesicles-pustules-scabs)proceeded rather rapidly. The scabs remained 7-10 days,
- Most prominent on palms and sole of feet .
- Lesions may appear on mucus membranes of the mouth and throat
- The Puss fluid seems to opass in 3-4 days
- Skin lesions are much shorter then smallpox.
Incubation period-Contagious timeline
From the CDC:
Infection with monkeypox virus begins with an incubation period. A person is not contagious during this period.https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/clinicians/clinical-recognition.html#:~:text=Infection%20with%20monkeypox%20virus%20begins,range%20from%205%E2%88%9221%20days.
~Incubation period averages 7−14 days but can range from 5−21 days.
~A person does not have symptoms and may feel fine. Maybe contagious at the time of symptoms.
~After lesions are all dropped off .. No long contagious.
How to Avoid getting virus?
- Avoid contact with those who have been infected. Remember its infection is through fluids. Think STD
- Washing hands as much as possible. Especially around those who are affected.
- Leave alone all wild animals. Especially ones that are dead.
- No eating bush meat.
If you are caring for one who is sick. Make sure you have some PPE on and throw it away as soon as possible. Disposable sheets or bed covers are the best.
- Secondary skin bacterial infections (which need antibiotics)
- Bronchopneumonia (pneumonia that causes inflammation in the alveoli (the hanging thing in the back of the throat. Which can cause some people to have a hard time to breath).
- Diarrhea and related dehydration,
- keratitis (inflammation of the cornea) is the most frequent. The last complication sometimes ends in blindness or a partial loss of sight. (if lesions get into the eyes)
- Fatality rate 3-6% calculated R0 (R0 is how to know how contagious a virus is) for monkeypox to be 2.13 (uncertainty bounds 1.46–2.67), smaller than smallpox.
What we can do now?
- Building the Immune system
- Cut out all sugar
- Cut out all perspectives, colors, dyes, msg, etc..
- Cut anything that is not fresh.
- Eat whole, nutrient-dense food.
- Fresh garlic
- Rishi Mushrooms
- Citrus fruit
- Bone broth (with a lot of onions, garlic, and herbs i.e., celery, dill,)
- Blackseed oil (Tbsp. 2 x a day or if you can find capsules)
- Holy basil
- What will help with infection
Fresh garlic (its antibiotic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and Anti-viral)
- Honey (antibiotic, anti-fungal,anti-bacterial, Anti-viral)
- Propolis (Anti-Viarl, Anti-fungal, anti-bactrial)
- Both Honey and Propolis health with skin healing also
- onions antibiotic also, and fungal, bacterial
- If you get a 2ndary infection, do not wait to get antibiotics. You DO NOT want the infection to enter the bloodstream, which could cause sepsis, which could end in death if not taken care of in time.
- Helping with the lesions:
- Warm water (not burning, but not cold) helps draw out infection. (2x ad day)
- Adding salt to the water (which may hurt, especially if open) will help draw out the infection and dry out the lesions quickly. (2x a day)
- Topical honey with black seed oil onto the lesions.
- Keep yourself dry.
- Get disposable bed covers. Try to keep away from the fluids.
- Lesions on fast. you can do a salt steam (warm and salt ) will pull out the infections. (keep dry)
- Gigartina skottsbergii Red marine Algea
- Mullin (good for lungs too)
- Olive leaf
- Stay Hydrated. Even if it’s a little bit by bit, you have to stay hydrated. This helps your mucus membranes move the virus out of the system. You dry up .. the virus sticks around.
- You know you have Ibuprofen, and aspirin
- A cool tub. to bring the body temperature down.
- Supporting the liver and kidneys.
- Milk thistle
- Fermented food
- Pill form probiotic
- Read more here https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7827890/
- Blood cleaner
- Red clover
There are prescription antivirals that the doctors can give also, but there is no cure. It’s a virus. However, if we eat healthily and utilize some of these herbs, we can get through the transmission. I hope no one gets it, and it passes very quickly. Constantly researching, Always learning! I am sure I may update more I know about the virus…
**Contact your doctor right away if you find that you may have it. It’s essential to get care as soon as possible.
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