Monday, February 09, 2015

What are the common symptoms of Swine Flu, currently spreading in India?

Most symptoms are the same as seasonal flu. They can include:

  • cough
  • fever
  • sore throat
  • stuffy or runny nose
  • body aches
  • headache
  • chills
  • fatigue

Like seasonal flu, swine flu can lead to more serious complications, including pneumonia and respiratory failure. And it can make conditions like diabetes or asthma worse. If you have symptoms like shortness of breath, severe vomiting, abdominal pain, dizziness, or confusion, call your doctor.

The important thing to remember is that in most cases the diagnosis is only suspected if there is HIGH FEVER (generally more than 102 F) with LOT OF COUGH & SEVERE BODY ACHES.
So you do not need to run to the doctor or start panicking if you have low grade fever with some throat pain & runny nose, this is not swine flu !

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