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How can you tell the difference between flu virus or cold bacteria?

Bacteria don't cause. Both colds and flu are caused by viruses. Flu hits like a ton of bricks--you're fine and an hour later you have a chill, then a fever and ache all over. Colds come on slower, rarely cause much of a fever or bad muscle pains. Go get a flu shot next month and you won't get a chance to find out first hand. Read more...

Can anti-bacterial soap help fight the swine flu virus?

Not really. 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...

Whats the difference is between a flu virus and the swine flu?

Influenza. The influenza virus is classified as a ad b. In the a group there are 2 antigens, hemagglutinin and neuraminidase, and the strains of virus are numbered accordingly. The swine flu is just one variant of influenza a. In other words the swine flu is a flu virus. Read more...

NDoes eppiglotitis happen quickly or slowly? Feeling throat is closing from cold/flu virus. Hard to breath but o2 sats ok?

Thought IsEpiglottis. In young kids it can come on quick but thanks to the vaccine it's rare now.An adult airway is much larger so if you get it, it can come on slowly.You'll have a very sore throat but won't see much redness in the throat.Your breathing may sound raspy and you'll probably have a fever.Luckily most adults can survive the infection. Children used to get into all kinds of tsuris.But you'll need treatment. Read more...