If i caught the swine flu what should i do?
I'm a little sick and a little worry. I'm not going to the doctor unless it's serious so what can i do. It's probably just a cold or something so i was planning of staying home, have some soup, try to get better would that fight off swine flu too?
Usually i would still go out and do my stuff but since the swine flu been going around i rather not risk it.
Thanks for answering and tips are welcome on how to get better when your sick.
Also what the chances of death for swine flu?
I just got over the flu (well, I'm nearly over it) and they are just assuming right now that it was swine flu since about 95% of current flu cases are estimated to be swine flu.
If you feel pretty bad call your doctor's office and see if they can recommend an over-the-counter medication or call in a prescription for you. Most offices will recommend that you don't go in to see your doctor unless you are very sick or have had the flu for more than 7 days because they don't want you to spread it. They also probably won't prescribe any flu drugs unless you are really bad because supplies are low.
Just stay home for as long as you need to (don't worry about school or work. Most places will send you home anyway). My flu wasn't that serious (I was just really tired and achy with some stomach problems), so I just stayed in bed mostly for about a week and a half and drank lots of fluids and took some Alka Seltzer Cold medicine.
Your chances of death are very very low unless you have an immune disease (like AIDS) or are in the high risk categories, which you probably aren't. (+ info
What are the odds of swine flu being fatal if you have a history of respiratory illness?
Someone in my house thinks they might have swine flu. I have asthma and sometimes I have to use a rescue inhaler. Should I be worried.
Those who have asthma or other respiratory conditions should be aware they are at higher risk from swine flu, U.S. asthma specialists advise.
As with other influenza viruses, this virus typically attacks the respiratory tract. So if you have a chronic respiratory condition like asthma, it can take a turn for the worse, exacerbating your asthma.
You can read more about it at http://www.info2here.com
You should take all the standard precautions to help prevent this or any other strain of flu floating around:
•avoid touching your mouth and nose;
•clean hands thoroughly with soap and water, or cleanse them with an alcohol-based hand rub on a regular basis (especially if touching the mouth and nose, or surfaces that are potentially contaminated);
•reduce the amount of time you spend in crowded settings;
•practice good health habits including adequate sleep, eating nutritious food, and keeping physically active.
Hope this helps..and I hope you don't get sick! (+ info
What are the symptoms of swine flu, from beginning to end?
I would like to hear from people that have actually had the swine flu. I would like to know how the symptoms started, the progression of the symptoms, and what symptoms may have appeared at the end. If possible, please be very detailed. Thanks!
I'm 3rd in my family to have the Swine Flu since July. I am 44/female/otherwise healthy - here are the details.
In July my daughter, 2 ½ years old, was diagnosed with the H1N1 (Type A flu). Her first symptom was fever and then congestion. The doc prescribed Tamiflu. She had no side effects from the medication. At about 48 hours her fever spiked to 106.7 in the middle of the night. Ice cold compresses and a quick dose of Motrin broke her fever. Within 10 minutes her temp was at 104 and quickly thereafter down to 101. Her fever continued for a couple of days, she coughed a lot, barfed once, but was pretty much like any other illness except for the high fever.
Last Friday my son, 4 years old, was diagnosed with the H1N1. His started with a low fever Thursday evening and was up to 103 Friday morning so I took him to doc. He had a 'wet cough' and a high fever of 105.7. Alternating Motrin and Tylenol kept his fever below 101. He has been fever free since early Sunday morning and will return to school in a couple of days. (oh, and he barfed once and had no side effects from the Tamiflu)
Last Saturday I woke up with a headache - feeling hungover. By Saturday night I was congested and had fever of 99.9. Sunday I was more congested, had a wet cough and fever was up to 101. This morning I saw my doc, and tested positive for Type A /H1N1 flu and was prescribed Tamiflu. Tonight I am totally congested, coughing, fever is hovering around 100. I’ve had 2 doses of the Tamiflu with no side effects.
My biggest concern right now is that secondary infection of pneumonia since that what seems to be causing the deaths. My doc wants to see me next week if I have any cough or symptoms remaining so that he can do a chest x-ray to check for pneumonia. (same with my son)
My best advice to everyone is to get to the doctor if have any symptoms of illness - take the Tamiflu if it's prescribed to you (none of us have had any side effects) - and follow up with your doctor after the Tamiflu if you have any congestion remaining so that they can treat you for pneumonia if necessary. Don't be afraid to go to the doctor. Early treatment is essential. (+ info
What happens when swine flu is raised to phase 6?
Swine flu was classified as phase 5 April 29, 2009.
Thats the second highest phase related to Swine Flu, apparently.
I've heard many different things when it comes to phase 6.
I live in Central New York, and recently a couple schools were closed down for a week or so for dicontamination.
How will New York/US be effected if the epidemic is raised to phase 6?
I'm just guessing, but I read a book on the Spanish Flu and I would think the following would happen.
Stadiums would close. No rock concerts or sporting events. No parades or other events where large amounts of people gather. Churches and movie theatres included. Postpone that wedding.
No air travel or cruise ship travel. Restaurants would be drive thru only. Taking the bus and subway would be discouraged or you would have to wear a mask.
Schools and Colleges would close. People would be encouraged to work from home if they can.
People will be told to keep pets inside and not have them roam around the neighbourhood. Some people will panic and abandon their pets for no reason.
Trade between countries will slow to a trickle. The hotels will be empty.
I don't think it will get to phase 6 (+ info
What are the risks of swine flu to pregnant woman?
Im 24 almost 25 weeks pregnant and have fallen ill with a cold/flu. Just the usual cough, runny nose, headache, tired, body ahces and just feeling lazy! If there wasnt so much hooha going around about swine flu i really wouldnt be worried and since im pregnant i thought i better ask. Does anyone know the risks of swine flu to pregnant woman? Or how to tell the difference from a normal cold to swine flu?
1 in every 8 people who died around the globe because of the h1n1 flu or the swine flu were pregnant women ......pregnant wommen are at great risk .....if you have any of these symptoms pls visit a docter::::
2.sore throat.sudden high fever
please care about ur baby n u,wear a maskto protect ur self and others from gettin the vrus (+ info
What are the symptons for swine flu and how can you avoid it?
There is no swine flu werei live but just to make sure,how can i avoid it and what are the symptons?
loss of appetite
This is from the yahoo user Wonders
"About 36,000 Americans die on average per year from the complications of flu.
If you do the math that is almost 100 people a DAY.
The swine flu has only killed about 145 people in Mexico and no where else. And its been going on for almost a week.
145 people a week...
100 people a day...
No one is scared of the regular flu, so why be scared of this one."
That couldn't be more true. Also Mexicans are probably dying easier because their hygiene isn't as good as ours (not to offend any MXS out there).
For those in the uk people are being checked who have just come back from mexico and the two people in scotland i'm pretty sure were passed as cleared.
A lot of us should be lucky we have the facilities to look after us and improve our health.
Worry isn't going to solve the problem. The media blows things out of proportion anyway. So just relax and if i'm wrong and you do die....
to quote the famous peter pan
"To die would be an awfully big adventure"
Use alot of vitamins (+ info
How long after exposure to swine flu do symptoms take to generate?
Over spring break (April 4-April 9) I went to New York City. Cases of the swine flu are now being recognized in the city and I am experiencing symptoms of an upper respiratory infection. I'm scared I've been exposed. How long after exposure to swine flu do symptoms take to generate?
My symptoms include sore throat, nasal congestion, fever, and very mild coughing. I don't however have nausea or diarrhea, which is also stated as a symptom. Help! I'm scared. I live in Atlanta and I don't want to be the one who brings swine flu to Georgia.
1-5 days. Don't worry, you probably just have a cold. If you had swine flu, you would have felt sick sooner. (+ info
How do they test for swine flu, and what's the difference between it and regular flu?
I'm sick as ****!! I have all of the symptoms of the flu including fever, coughing, fatigue, sore throat, body aches, etc etc. How do I know I don't have swine flu???
PS - I'm not one of those crazy hypochondriacs, I'm just curious.
Well the only way to tell whether you have swine flu or the regular flu is by testing. The doctor will perform 2 tests they may be both nose swabs in which the doctor will take a giant Q-tip like thing and stuff it up your nose. Or they will take a throat swab culture in which the doctor will take the Q-Tip like items and swab the Very back of your mouth causing you to gag. (+ info
Can swine flu kill a consistently stressed teen?
I am a very stressed out person and I know stress leads to severity of viruses and even increases the chance of getting a virus. Would swine flu be able to kill me or something like that?
Hun, all you gotta do is just keep clean. If you would have contracted something from stress, you would have already had it by now. The regular flu can kill people, but seriously, the swine flu is just another version of MRSA, SARS, bird flu, mad cow disease, etc. It's all an outbreak that come from people not having well kept hygiene. (+ info
What are the differences between the Swine Flu and the common cold/regular flu?
I started with a small tickle in my throat this morning and now I have a complete soar throat with slight nausea after taking some daytime Tylenol. I just wanted to know if there are any recognizable differences between the regular everyday sicknesses and the Swine Flu so you can easily say for yourself that are have the Sine Flu virus. Serious answers only please.
No noticeable differences although in swine flu more cases of vomiting and diarrhea have been reported. (+ info
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