How can I keep my toddler from getting the swine flu?

Vaccinate. The present seasonal flu vaccine includes protection from the h1n1 flu. The toddler & those relatives & associates around the child should be vaccinated to provide a protective cacoon of healthy people in his/her life.
Swine flu. Prevention of swine flu is achieved by giving your child flu vaccine every year and follow hand washing techniques. Make sure your child covers his mouth when coughs or sneezes.

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How can I prevent my toddler from getting the swine flu?

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...
Which type ? This label has been associated with both the H1N1 of 2009 and 2013-14 and another strain, H1 N5 (I think) in 2013. The H1N1 was in the vaccine for 2013-14. Vaccination or total exclusion from community contact are the primary preventive measures. Use of Tamiflu (oseltamivir) after exposure may also prevent it. Read more...

What precaution should I take to prevent my toddler from catching the swine flu?

Get VACCINATED! Get the flu vaccine which will include h1n1 in its protection. The shot is safe and highyl effective at preventing infection and serious issues with flu illness. Other than that, take simple illness precautions such as good hygiene and hand washing. Keep fingers out of mouths and keep away from obviously ill contacts. Read more...
Vaccinate. The best protection you can provide to your toddler is giving the seasonal influenza vaccine to the child and the rest of the family as well. This is not 100% effective, but is the best way to prevent the illness. Of course good hygiene (hand washing) and avoiding other sick individuals goes a long way as well. Read more...

Can young teens get the swine flu?

Yes. .... And that is one of the reasons that children should be vaccinated every year with the flu shot, which this year includes h1n1 (swine flu). Read more...
Yes. Anyone can et the flu. Eating fresh foods and as much organic as possible help boost the immune system. Exercise, plenty of fluids, and proper sleep can help as well. Cod liver oil and probiotics also can help reduce susceptibility as can vitamin d. There are homeopathic remedies and chinese herbs that can boost the immune system or treat the flu..Find a practitioner in your area. Read more...
Anyone can. Swine or any other flu can attack any non-immune person at any age. The very old /children/pregnant & chronically ill are the groups most likely to die. Read more...

Could I only get swine flu if I eat pork?

Not by eating pork. You can be infected with swine flu (h1n1) if you inhale the virus, when someone who is infected sneezes, coughs next to you and you inhale the infected droplets from the cough or sneeze or you touch your nose/mouth after you infect your hands by shaking hands with an infected person who has the virus on theirs after wiping their nose/mouth with their hands, or infected pigs respiratory secretion. Read more...

Is anyone keeping there child off school because of swine flu?

No. School is not the only place where one can get swine flu. This year's most prevalent flu strain is not h1n1 (swine flu). Whatever it'd be, it's not a reason to keep children off school. Read more...
No. The best way to protect your child from any influenza: good handwashing, keep hands away from mouth, eyes, nose, and vaccinate the child and everyone in his environment. Read more...

If swine flu symptoms can be mild, how would I know if my toddlers have had it?

Antibody testing. But very few people would do this out of curiosity and there is no clinical indication to do these tests except for epidemiological studies. Make sure they get the flu vaccine each season when it is released. Read more...
Swine flu. A mild flu (influenza) can present just like a common cold. However a blood test can determine whether your toddlers had it. Read more...

Is someone suseptible to becoming infected with swine flu from a child who has had the swine flu mist?

No. Flumist has a "cold-adapted" version of the virus - it cannot live at body temperature, multiplies only in the nose, and does not cause a deeper infection. Read more...
Unlikely. If exposed to the living weakened virus of a child who receiver the nasal mist, you might get a free vaccine experience. You would not get the full blown disease. Read more...

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...