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Doctor insights on: Does Doxycycline Treat Swine Flu

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Are doctors required to treat patients with sars and swine flu?

Are doctors required to treat patients with sars and swine flu?

If you are on call: You are on call. In fact, during an outbreak many physicians may have a duty to report to various hospitals and simply stay on. Pulmonologists, intensivists, and infectious disease physicians all expect to deal with potentially deadly infections, and take precautions. As a caveat, i took care of 28 patients in the h1n1 outbreak that were confirmed positive. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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What usually results from not getting treated for swine flu?

Possibly none: Swine flu is usually treated symptomatically. However there are some people who have serious complications that do require medical treatment. ...Read more

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Would you treat someone with sars or swine flu knowing you can possibly die?

Yes: Healthcare providers take risks everyday to take care of patients with potentially lethal diseases. We take precautions, especially when dealing with communicable diseases, but acquiring a serious disease comes with the territory. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat the swine flu and an abnormally fluctuating autoimmune hepatitis?

What can I do to treat the swine flu and an abnormally fluctuating autoimmune hepatitis?

Swine flu: Two different problems that are unrelated. Swine flu is treated symptomatically like any flu. See a doctor and if gotten early, there are meds to try to improve it. Autoimmune hepatitis is sometimes related to lupus and sometime not. Ask a hepatologist for specific advice as it can be serious. ...Read more

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How does swine flu spread/?

How does swine flu spread/?

Swine flu spread: Most influenza spreads viral particles by the aerosolized sputum (spit) produced by coughing. This is why there is so much emphasis on wearing a face mask if you have a severe cold or flu-like illness. ...Read more

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What does swine flu do to you?

What does swine flu do to you?

Many things: Influenza virus invades susceptible cells and damages those cells. In the process the body releases chemicals called cytokines in response, and these are responsible for many of the symptoms, including cough, headache, runny nose, fever, chills, GI symptoms and muscle aches. Because of the damage to normal cells it lowers immunity to other organisms and you develop secondary infections. ...Read more

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Is swine flu different from regular flu?

Differences: This is the best I have seen to help differentiate: http://www.Newmilfordschools.Org/gibbs/nurse/cold_flu_swine_flu.Pdf. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have swine flu or not..?

How do I know if I have swine flu or not..?

Swine Flu: Symptoms of swine flu may include: sore throat, cough, headache, fever, chills, musculoskeletal aches ; pains, nausea, vomiting ; diarrhea. Swine flu symptoms usually last for around 8 days but if there are health complications it may take longer to heal. Lab tests can deterine if the illness is swine flu. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Vibramycin (Definition)

Vibramycin is a tetracyclic agent which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more


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Vibra Tabs (Definition)

Vibra-Tabs is a tetracyclic agent which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more