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Doctor insights on: Long Term Effects Of Swine Flu

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What are potential long term consequences of having a seizure as a result of swine flu?

What are potential long term consequences of having a seizure as a result of swine flu?

Need for medications: Swine flu can be a critical experience, and can cause permanent nerve cell damage. If post-flu seizures continue, anti-epileptic medications will be needed indefinitely, but should readily control the risk factors, and you should not expect any disease progression in the future. ...Read more

Swine Flu (Definition)

A human respiratory infection caused by an influenza strain ...Read more


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What are the side effects of swine flu vaccine how long it will take to appear the symptoms?

What are the side effects of swine flu vaccine how long it will take to appear the symptoms?

Very little: Long list of potential-side effects, in reality and practically very little side effects local pain and mild fever possible for 1-2 days ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long to get well after swine flu?

Can you tell me how long to get well after swine flu?

Swine flu: Swine flu symptoms usually last for around 8 days but if there are health complications it may take longer to heal. ...Read more

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How long does it take to start showing symptoms after being exposed to swine flu?

How long does it take to start showing symptoms after being exposed to swine flu?

Swine Flu: Swine flu symptoms normally develop 1 to 3 days after exposure. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/swine-flu/basics/symptoms/con-20034916 ...Read more

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I just finished a course of tamiflu (oseltamivir) for swine flu. How long before I start to feel better?

I just finished a course of tamiflu (oseltamivir) for swine flu. How long before I start to feel better?

Can not predict: It depends on how ill you have been, how early in the illness you started the tamiflu, (oseltamivir) whether you have had any complications such as pneumonia, whether the diagnosis was correct, and whether you have any other illnesses you may feel better in a few days, or your recovery may take several weeks. Obviously see you doctor if you do not feel better or if you still have fever. ...Read more

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How long can you be contagious for tamiflu (oseltamivir) and swine flu?

Contagious: Well tamiflu (oseltamivir) is a medicine to trat influenza, so it is never contagious. Influenzae is contagious for as long as the person is shedding virus. Usually 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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How long must you wait until you can play sports again after swine flu?

How long must you wait until you can play sports again after swine flu?

No fever.: One hard and fast rule I like to tell patients is to not play sports when you have a fever. That being said, there's no mandatory waiting period for sports after having the flu, but if you're still feeling fatigued, don't have the same energy - you can expect that you won't perform as well... Your reflexes won't be the same and you'll be prone to injuries. ...Read more

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What are the effects of swine flu?

What are the effects of swine flu?

Swine Flu: Symptoms may include: fever, severe, headache, body aches / pains, chills, fatigue, weakness, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, diarrhea & vomiting.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/swine-flu/basics/symptoms/con-20034916 ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with taking swine flu shots?

What side effects are associated with taking swine flu shots?

Site redness: The most common side effects of the swine flu, or H1N1, vaccination is redness or swelling at the injection site. The vaccine is a killed virus and, contrary to rumor and internet conspiracy theories, you cannot get the flu from a killed virus. A small percentage of people are allergic to the egg yolk material used to make the vaccine, or other components. For most, perfectly safe. ...Read more

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Can the effects of the swine flu be more severe on someone who has cerebral palsy?

Can the effects of the swine flu be more severe on someone who has cerebral palsy?

Absolutely: People with cerebral palsy are more prone to develop complications from many infections especially chest infections. ...Read more

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Are there lasting effects of h1n1 on an unborn baby? Had swine flu at 27 weeks, daughter was iugr. Severe speech apraxia, & high pitched squealing.

Are there lasting effects of h1n1 on an unborn baby? Had swine flu at 27 weeks, daughter was iugr. Severe speech apraxia, & high pitched squealing.

Possible.: I am sorry for your daughter's problems. One cannot be certain that they are due to h1n1 influenza during pregnancy - however, one cannot dismiss that possibility either. Many viruses cross the placenta and can affect various fetal tissues/organs. Other explanations for your daughter's problems should be investigated, namely metabolic, genetic and neurological syndromes unrelated to infections. ...Read more

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What is the swine flu?

What is the swine flu?

Flu and animals: Influenza is one of the few viruses that can infect both people and animals. In the winter, people, in the summer, animals, typically farm animals. As it passes through animals the virus varies a bit, creating new strains. If it does so via pigs, it is called a swine flu when it comes back to infect humans. ...Read more

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How is swine flu dangerous?

How is swine flu dangerous?

Complications: Increases risk for pneumonia by difficult to treat organisms, with an increase in risk for ards- adult respiratory distress syndrome- which carries a high risk for complications and death. ...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 a new form of swine flu back?

Is a new form of swine flu back?

See below: If you are referring to the present scare, this reported flu strain has only been associated with pig to human transmission, not human to human transfer. It is also a mild strain and no one has died and only 2 have needed hospitalization. What I would like to point out here is the "news press" and it's affinity to blow things out of proportion and only report what will get ratings. Talk to docs. ...Read more