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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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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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Swine flu reoccurrence? Can someone get swine flu twice?

Swine flu reoccurrence? Can someone get swine flu twice?

Short answer - yes: Swine flu is really only one form of several strains of influenza. Sometimes the doctor or nurse practitioner calls your illness "flu-like"(like swine flu) and treats you for it empirically, even without specifically testing for flu (nose swab test). Later, if you have a repeat of similar symptoms, then this could be labelled a recurrence of "swine flu". My office tests for flu--not swine flu. ...Read more

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Do i need to have every symptom of flu to have swine flu?

Do i need to have every symptom of flu to have swine flu?

No: Symptoms of swine flu may include: sore throat, cough, headache, fever, chills, musculoskeletal aches & pains, nausea, vomiting & diarrhea. Nausea & vomiting are seen mostly in children. A diagnosis can be made with a lab test. ...Read more

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In what way was the swine flu similar to the black death?

In what way was the swine flu similar to the black death?

Similarities: Both are diseases which caused people to die. Otherwise, the differences far outnumber the similarities. ...Read more

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What's the best way to know if my child has the swine flu?

Fever, achy muscles: The swine flu is a new h1n1 strain of the influenza virus that became an epidemic in 2009. Symptoms include high fever, body aches, cough, sore throat, runny nose, congestion, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people will get vomiting and diarrhea. To know if your child has it, there is a rapid antigen test for the flu that can be run on a nasal swab but this is not specific for the swine flu. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me first few signs of having swine flu?

Can you please tell me first few signs of having swine flu?

Sxs: Symptoms of swine flu may include: sore throat, cough, headache, fever, chills, musculoskeletal aches & pains, nausea, vomiting & diarrhea. Deaths associated with swine flu could be associated with pneumonia, respiratory failure, seizures or worsening of pre-existing conditions. ...Read more

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How are swine flu and normal flu distinguished from each other?

Vaccines: Just like the name implies swine flu starts with pigs and normal flu (flu passed from person to person) would be the difference. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How come swine flu is so much more dangerous than the normal flu?

It wasn't: Arising in april as an off season flu , it allowed the swine flu to dominate the news starved media for months. The case fatality rate was actually less than regular seasonal flu, but we heard about every case on the evening news.It was particularly harsh on pregnant women , some infants & the frail; but that is common to the seasonal flu also. ...Read more

Swine Flu (Definition)

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