Doctor insights on:
Long Term Effects 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
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
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
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
How long should I wait before going back to school after getting over the h1n1 (swine flu) sickness?
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
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
It hurts: Beyond the initial pain, the effects on a kid that age are negligible. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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