How does human catch swine flu?

Sneezing. Sneezing n coughing.

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If someone in the house has the swine flu, is it certain that other members will catch it as well?

No. It would not be surprising since flu is spread by coughing, sneezing, and touching things. It is common for illnesses to go through families and one or two embers not get sick. Good hand washing and a strong immune system can make a big difference. Take elderberry as well as it can boot the immune system and prevent the flu. Having good vitamin d levels also helps boost immunity. 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...

What is the best way to get treatment for swine flu if you catch it?

Swine flu. You can prevent swine flu by getting a specific swine flu vaccination (which is different than the normal flu shot). If you get a severe flu-like illness, see your doctor immediately, because oral drugs like tamiflu and Relenza (zanamivir) work, but must be started within 48-72 hours. Read more...
Flu tx. If you have the Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. Read more...

Are there steps and precautions I can take to prevent the risk of catching the swine flu?

Wash hands. Stay away from people who are sick to avoid getting swine flu. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with warm water- often. Use hand sanitizer when this is not available. Avoid touching your mouth, nose or eyes until your hands have been properly cleaned. Read more...

How accurate is it that it was two types of swine flu, the avian flu and the human flu?

Flu. The names and types of are often related to the living source in which the flu lives chronically, called endemic source. Swine flu (also called h1n1) is endemic in pigs and avian or bird flu (h5n1) resides in birds. How the different influenzas are transmitted to humans and the symptoms produced depends on a lot of factors. Read more...

Should I wear a surgical mask or latex gloves at the airport to prevent catching swine flu?

Mask. You can wear a surgical mask or a scarf even. I dont recoomend gloves. Carry instant hand sanitizer so u can quickly sanitize after you touch something. Read more...
Paranoia. Your question has some anxiety component. Short answer: no. I suggest you talk to your pcp or psychiatrist to diminish your anxiety. Also follow what everybody is doing. Mask, gloves are rare think when there are no epidemics. Read more...

I am nearly 34 weeks pregnant what will happen if I catch swine flu?

You'll feel terrible. The swine flu will make you fell terrible for several days. Otherwise, it is unlikely to do anything else. However, in pregnancy, there is a small (but apparently slightly larger than non-pregnant) chance you could get incredibly sick - in the ICU on a breathing machine sick. So, if you get it, get seen for treatment (tamiflu) to try to keep it from getting that bad. Read more...