Saturday, 12 November 2011

Symptoms of Swine Flu - Know the Difference Between H1N1 Flu and Regular Flu

by S.Eswara rao

Swine flu is a number one health problem worldwide. The HI1N1 swine flu was discovered in the United States in April 2009. The areas most affected were from Canada and Mexico for H1N1 flu cases began to emerge in other parts of the world. In a short period of four months, the disease has spread almost everywhere in the world. WHO has the H1N1 pandemic, a large epidemic in the country or identified perhaps the world is talking. Usually indicates a pandemic virus, there is no immunity against the spread in different parts of the world to prevent.

Swine Flu Threat

Swine flu spreads from person to person the same way as seasonal influenza virus spread. People at high risk of influenza in high risk of H1N1 flu. For example, people over 65, pregnant women, children under 5 and people with chronic diseases and diseases of lifestyle and risk of diabetes, high.

The symptoms of swine flu
In children, including symptoms of the H1N1 virus:
Initial rapid breathing or shortness of breath.
After the gray or blue
Dehydration third,
4 persistent vomiting
5 inability to deal with people, irritable
6 symptoms of flu, fever and cough

In adults, symptoms of swine flu:
First shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
After the pain in the chest or abdomen
Dizziness third party, or a sudden power loss
Severe vomiting or continuous 4
6 symptoms of flu, fever and cough

The symptoms of H1N1 flu are similar to those of seasonal human flu and things like fever, sneezing, sore throat, cough, body aches, headache, chills, sore throat and fatigue are common. Diarrhea and vomiting are also symptoms associated with some cases of this flu, also known as swine flu

How to catch swine flu?
H1N1 transmitted in the same way as seasonal flu. The influenza virus spreads from person to person through coughing or sneezing of people with influenza. Some people may be infected with the deadly H1N1 virus, little affected by the virus and then put the nose or mouth.

As a person with influenza infection with a second?
Infected people can infect other people, in fact, from the first day before symptoms develop. This means that there are chances that more flu symptoms before he or she knows that he or she is sick.

How I can protect myself against swine flu? How I can avoid H1N1virus?
There is no vaccine to protect or prevent H1N1 flu can. Cause they maintain cleanliness and concern for the spread of germs that cause illnesses like the flu. Here's how you can prevent the flu:

First, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when sneezing or coughing. Throw the tissue in the trash, and less if you sneeze.

After washing your hands with a liquid, a sink, such as Dettol and Lifebuoy, especially after coughing or sneezing.

Thirdly, touching the eyes, mouth or nose. Bacteria can in this way.

4 Avoid contact with infected people. Unfortunately, because the disease is highly contagious.

5 If you are sick with flu, stay home and not go to school or work. Limit contact with people when they are infected.

6 Do not venture into rooms full of people.

7 Increase the flow of air into the room by opening windows for ventilation.

8 Although sleep, eating nutritious foods and healthy practice habits that you are physically active and away from the flu.

How long can the swine flu virus to enter things like door handles and furniture?
According to medical experts, the virus remains to infect humans and environmental surfaces 2-8 hours after being deposited on things like doorknobs, books, etc., can carry bacteria from H1N1 infected areas, or if a person is infected and then touching the eyes, ears, nose or mouth. Droplets from a cough or sneeze of an infected person in space. If a person comes into contact with droplets from sneezing or touching another person's things such as books or body of the person who is infected droplets through sneezing and reach their own eyes, mouth, nose, etc. , to get their hands to wash the virus.

What medicine and treatment options?
Take oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza), the treatment of influenza H1N1, but must be taken in the early stages of the disease. Antiviral drugs or medications that you can keep your immune system strong and away from the flu and prevent them from multiplying in the body. Yes, you should start antiviral drugs within two days after symptoms have disappeared, or the H1N1 flu.

How I can prevent H1N1 in high risk areas?

If you are infected, in places where the persons mentioned by the H1N1 virus, or flu-like symptoms have been living, you should stay home and avoid contact with these people. If you have flu symptoms, not left to chance and get medical help immediately. Your doctor or physician in a position to say whether the test is not required against H1N1 virus.

WHO recommends the use of a mask?
If you are sick, or if you do not live in high risk areas, it is necessary to use a mask. How important is it for you is sick with H1N1 flu should wear a mask, because in close contact with sick people. Discard the mask after contact and wash and clean your hands. The use of the mask is important because this will extend the use of non-infectious.

How I can distinguish between the H1N1 swine flu and seasonal flu?
You can not tell the difference without a medical opinion on the subject. Because the symptoms of both diseases like cough, fall, headache, fever, sneezing, runny nose, etc, only your doctor if the H1N1 virus. If your doctor suspects that the symptoms will be blood, nasopharyngeal (nose to mouth) and a throat swab to the lab.

Home remedies for swine flu
There are no home remedies, especially if you know, whether seasonal or H1N1. Requires H1N1 antiviral, because the treatment is a serious problem. But you can prevent the spread of swine flu and boost the immune system as follows:
Wash hands before eating, not only with soap and water.
According to the output mask. If someone coughs or sneezes near you, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or palms. Swine flu in the body through the mouth and nose.
Third, make lemon balm tea as anti-viral properties.
Chew 4 cloves of garlic, as they have anti-viral properties.
Inhaling steam of eucalyptus or chamomile five times a day to relieve pulmonary congestion and prevent the symptoms of swine flu.


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