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How do I know if I have the h1n1 virus ( swine flu )?

How do I know if I have the h1n1 virus ( swine flu )?

You don't: Unless have sophisticated testing available in your area. Generally can diagnose influenza, but not necessarily the particular strain in circulation. Sometimes the epidemiology services in your area are collecting such data and they may measure this. ...Read more

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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I just recovered from H1N1 swine flu infection and feel very week, testless and loss of apettite. I want to regain my stamina and vitalityw?

I just recovered from H1N1 swine flu infection and feel very week, testless and loss of apettite. I want to regain my stamina and vitalityw?

Mgt: It is quite common after the flu infection to feel weak. I would suggest eating well, including sources of lean protein in your diet. Rest and recover. If you begin to have a fever again, then your PCP can follow up. A virtual appt is available online at healthtap.com/DosanjhMD code: NCYHPZ ...Read more

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What is h1n1 flu or swine flu?

What is h1n1 flu or swine flu?

A viral flu strain: H1n1 refers to the proteins that make up the critical parts of this particular flu virus. For example, h5n1 is a common flu virus that attacks some years. "swine flu" is a misnomer. Flu viruses are named after their original hosts, and the h1n1 virus we've been dealing with is actually a combination of avian, human and swine flu dna mixed together. Also, it's the same spanish flu from 1918. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for the swine flu aka: h1n1 influenza a?

Is there a cure for the swine flu aka: h1n1 influenza a?

Antivirals: There are antiviral medications which can modify and shorten the duration and severity of influenza, but no cure other than allowing it to run its course and become immune to that strain. A better idea would be to maintain your immunity through vaccination yearly. ...Read more

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I got the h1n1 shot how does it work and what to do if i get the swine flu does it go away i had little sytoms when i got shot dr said its normal?

I got the h1n1 shot how does it work and what to do if i get the swine flu does it go away i had little sytoms when i got shot dr said its normal?

Code recognition: The vaccine allows your cells to recognize the genes of the virus if it enters the body and allows immunity to it once recognized. You can still get the flu, with hopes that your body will fight it or at least to mitigate the symptoms if you get it. It is not 100% perfect immunity for 100% of the population. ...Read more

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Do my kids need the h1n1 vaccine if they already had the swine flu?

The answer is "yes".: The recommendations are to receive the influenza vaccine, either the shot or mist, on a yearly basis. If the h1n1is part of that vaccine, at it was this past year, then you should receive the vaccine even if you had h1n1. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more


Swine Flu (Definition)

It is the flu caused ...Read more