Symptoms and precautions for H1NI swine flu

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Quick Facts
You cannot catch Swine Flu from pork. Swine Flu has an incubation period of 1 – 7 days.

Symptoms

* Fever
* Cough
* Runny nose
* Nasal congestion
* Sore throat
* Body aches
* Headache
* Chills
* Fatigue
* Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting associated with swine flu

Swine flu may be more severe in patients with chronic medical conditions such as:

* Age less than 12 years old or 65 years or older
* Chronic respiratory disease that requires regular medication
* Significant cardiovascular disease (not just hypertension)
* Immuno-compromised due to treatment or disease
* Diabetes mellitus

You may be at risk if, in addition to having these symptoms, your symptoms began within seven days upon traveling to the affected areas or coming in close contact with someone who was infected.

Hand Washing and Cough Etiquette
Swine Flu and Seasonal Influenza are spread by:

* Unclean hands
* Coughing or sneezing

To help stop the spread of germs, clean your hands frequently and after coughing or sneezing

* Wash with soap and water OR clean with alcohol-based hand cleaner (>60%) such as Purell
* Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
* If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not into your hands.
* Put your used tissue in a waste basket.
* Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
* Practice good health habits. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.

Medical Care and Self Care
If you are ill with a cough and fever:

* Stay at home
* Do not go to school or work

Patients who have any of the following should contact hospital authorities

* Travel from an infected area 7 days before onset of symptoms
* Been in contact with a case of Swine Flu 7 days before onset of symptoms
* A serious underlying illness (e.g. Asthma, Diabetes Mellitus, or HIV/AIDS)
* Difficulty breathing

raj's picture

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Navanjana's picture

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Anonymous's picture

is fainting a symptom of swine flu

Susan's picture

Fainting and diziness are symptoms. I passed out for 20 minutes - accompanied by chills, headache, body aches and terrible abdominal pains.

Charles's picture

I'm glad I read this. I was afraid I had H1N1. Turns out, I just have seasonal flu.

csitech's picture

Sorry, there is NO "seasonal flu" out there right now. 100% of the positive flu screens have been H1N1. If you had a positive screen and have flu symptoms- not cold symptoms- you HAVE H1N1. Stay home!!

kapur's picture

is fever a necessary symptom or can H1N1 manifest itself by way of a soar throat or runny nose or cough ?

Anonymous's picture

How long should the cough last.....my son has had it since Oct 22

John's picture

Mine into 2nd full day. Started with sore throat for 24 hours+. All other symptoms as above followed. Early hours of this morning had fever and chills, diarrhoea came on suddenly along with very tender abdomen. This last sign has continued throughout day. Have decided not to get Tamiflu from GP. Rest, liquids, Beecham's powders. Feel quite rough but not excessively so. Also have some minor chest pains.

jenelia's picture

ok, but I think you should take care of yourself and get tested if it lasts for 1-2 more days.. hopefully everything will be allright.

Anonymous's picture

1.This information is being provided for protection against viral diseases being witnessed in our Country and worldwide.. Including Swine Flue.

2. Often these small points are overlooked and therefore needs sharing.

3.Professional Doctor or Dietician must be consulted if these are to be applied on persons already affected.

4.Please share with all family members and friends.

5.Please note the \Balance\ system in respect of eating, resting and physical activity.

This Ecological Healing System is suggested by Dr.V.M.Palaniappan Ph.D practicing ecologist and academician, University of Malay.

His theory is:
A person can get a virus (not necessarily H1N1) disease if his/her body becomes acidic for any reason.

To prevent the disease, one should maintain his/her body in a mildly alkaline state, by consuming two-fifths of acid and three-fifths of alkaline foods.In addition to the above, a balance between taxing the body and resting should also be managed well.

Excessive resting, i.e., without any form of mediocre exercises, has its ill-effects on human (or animal) body. A horse constantly kept in a stable without any exercise can even die for want of exercise (See “Heart Problems, Diabetes and Related Diseases”).

Similarly, he said, keeping late nights without adequate sleep and working without proper rest could also increase the body’s acidity which in turn, lowered immunity and made the body vulnerable to viral attacks.

According to Dr Palaniappan, excessive physical activity like running a marathon should be avoided as it produced acid due to excessive metabolic activity.

Now the advise on food and medicine:–
1.Young Green Coconut Water can prevent H1N1…pls take young green coconut water daily.
Those who feel highly feverish because of extreme acidity can neutralise it by drinking coconut water (Cocos nucifera) about twice a day for three days.
The fruit of palmyra tree that is mistakenly called “Sea Coconut” (Nonggu in Tamil)(Borassus flabellifers), which is available during hot and dry season in Penang, South India, Thailand, and a few more countries near the equator, is extremely alkaline. Therefore, they are best used as herbal medicine for the cure of H1N1.

2.Orange, lemon and pomelo, although they contain citric acid, should be considered safe for consumption, for they contain plenty of potassium, and that would produce alkaline urine, and thereby do not disturb the body’s immunity.

3.Alkaline fruits such as pears, dragon fruit, banana, honey melon, water melon, sweet apple, and vegetables such as pumpkin varieties, onion, cucumber, loofa, lady’s finger, beetroot, cauliflower, carrot, etc. are good for the thin-built and extra calcium requiring people. NOTE:( overweight people should consume only very small quantities of the alkaline products, for they tend to put on more weight if they consumed them in larger quantities, and may even end up with obesity-related diseases.

4.Food items cooked two or three days ago, especially if they contain dhall, green-gram, blackgram, peanuts, etc., tend to become acidic, and these are not good at all.

5.Many drugs tend to make the body acidic. Therefore, it would be better to avoid taking them unnecessarily. Without medical advice from a Dietician, one should avoid taking even vitamin supplements.

6.Foods most suitable for the thin people to avoid H1N1 infection should include rice and rice-based items. High protein diet (e.g., chicken, soybean), since it tends to release acid during the process of digestion, should not be consumed in large quantities.

7.Preservative containing sourkana, bokana, orange skin, lemon skin, red ginger, etc. tend to make the body acidic. Therefore, they are best avoided at all times, if possible.

8.Strong sour drinks such as Roselle (extracted from Hisbiscus sabdariffa), tamarind juice (Asam jawa), passion fruit juice (Passiflora edulis), etc. are also highly acidic items. Most of the bottled drinks, if they happen to be acidic, may be because of citric acid addition, are not suitable for consumption during a peak virus-outbreak season.

9.Calcium Depletion(with special reference to breast- feeding mothers) is another cause for being victim of viral disease,including H1N1. But getting it from food source is preferred over supplements. 0ne should be cautious of overdose.It is important to remember that excessive intake of calcium can give rise to obesity, lumps, cysts, fibroids, kidney stones, prostate problems, and cancers.

Donald Cooper's picture

Sat. morning woke up with sore throat, cough and ague. Still helped out with campaign on Sunday. Symptoms put in check by Tylenol. Next day Mon. went to docs who confirmed by testing H1N1. No energy, high fever 103 degrees, coughing, small headache, aches all over. Doc said he didn't give me tamiflu because the side effects would make me sicker. I am now into my fifth day. Fever has declined to 100 to 101 degrees. This the worst flu I have had since the sixties w/ the hong kong. I am hoping it breaks today or at least by Friday.

Anonymous's picture

im pretty sure i have the h1n1 flu because on the first day i had headaches and a sore throat then the second i had a fever, cough and i had very little energy then last of all(this is my third day) i had chills and started turning abit purple and i have diarrea. it feels terrible i constantly have to feel if i have a fever or sniff my nose or rub it and its very irritating. Please im warning you for your own sake, I thought i wouldnt get it but i did(well might) so please wash you hands!!!

Anonymous's picture

Think i may have the flu been having small headaches for two days along with nausea and body aches wondering if this is just a cold or could it be the flu hope it doesn't get any worse

taj's picture

i have 8th months old doughter,we r going to mekkha for hajj,so plz doctor can i tak injection to my doughter afther going to mekha.plz give da suggection.

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