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Swine Flu - Symptom, Treatment And Causes

Treatable by medical professional Usually self diagnosable Lab test always required Short-term: resolves within days to weeks Spread through the air or contaminated surfaces
Symptoms
Fever Cough Sore throat Chills

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H1 N1 Infuenza (Swine Flu) - How it can be detected and treated?

MD, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
H1 N1 Infuenza (Swine Flu) - How it can be detected and treated?

Are you experiencing symptoms of flu, such as a cough, sore throat, fever, body aches and headaches? Are you feeling sick around your stomach and throwing up more than usual? This indicates you have H1N1 flu or swine flu. Swine flu is a form of influenza that affects pigs, or a form of human influenza that is caused by a related virus.

Diagnosis
It is difficult to tell whether you have got swine flu or seasonal flu, as the associated symptoms are similar. There are a few different symptoms. A laboratory test is hence required for the detection of swine flu. Sometimes, a rapid flu test taken in a doctor’s chamber is not enough for the proper diagnosis of swine flu.

For swine flu testing, a swab is taken by a doctor from the insides of your nose and the back of your throat. This test is usually taken by people who are living in hospitals or are at a high risk of death because of life threatening conditions, because of swine flu. Children below the age of 6, people above the age of 65, and children taking aspirin therapy are more likely to develop swine flu. Adults or children suffering from lung, blood, liver and nervous system disorders are also prone to swine flu. Pregnant women and people with a weak immune system are also susceptible to swine flu.

Treatment
Several antiviral drugs, which are used to treat seasonal flu, are used to treat swine flu as well. However, some drugs prescribed for seasonal flu do not respond to swine flu. Using these medicines enables faster treatment and also makes the patient feel better. You must take the medicines within 48 hours of observing the first swine flu symptom. They are also effective when given at a later stage. Antibiotics do not treat swine flu as the flu itself is caused by a virus and not by a bacterium.

Certain over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers and medicines for cold and flu may also help in relieving aches, fever and pain. Abstain from giving aspirin to patients below the age of eighteen as it could lead to Reye’s syndrome. You can prevent yourself from getting swine flu by taking a vaccine. The same flu vaccine, which prevents seasonal flu, also protects the H1N1 swine flu strain. This can be taken in the form of a shot or a nasal spray. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Symptoms Of Swine Flu - स्वाइन फ्लू के लक्षण

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Symptoms Of Swine Flu - स्वाइन फ्लू के लक्षण

साल 2009 में स्वाइन फ्लू एक महामारी के रूप में आया था, लेकिन इसे आज बस एक आम तरह का फ्लू वायरस माना जाता है. हर साल टीकाकरण करके स्वाइन फ्लू को रोका जा सकता है. स्वाइन फ्लू के लक्षण और उपचार, एक अन्य सामान्य फ्लू वायरस के जैसे ही होते हैं और अन्य सामान्य फ्लू वायरस के जैसे ही फैलते हैं. स्वाइन फ्लू को H1N1 फ्लू भी कहते हैं क्योंकि यह H1N1 वायरस से होता है. सामान्य फ्लू और स्वाइन फ्लू के लक्षण एक समान ही होते हैं. इस वायरस की शुरुआत सूअर से होती है जिसके बाद यह एक इंसान से दूसरे इंसान में फैलता है. जब 2009 में स्वाइन फ्लू वायरस को इंसान में पाया गया तब इस वायरस ने एक महामारी का रूप ले लिया था. अगस्त 2010 में विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन ने स्वाइन फ्लू महामारी को खत्म धोषित कर दिया था. तब से H1N1 वायरस को एक सामान्य फ्लू वायरस की तरह ही माना जाता है. H1N1 वायरस अन्य फ्लू वायरस के जेसै ही संक्रमित होता है.
2009-10 का महामारी स्वाइन फ्लू अप्रैल 2009 में इस वायरस की पहचान सबसे पहले मैक्सिको में की गई और ये स्वाइन फ्लू के नाम से जाना गया क्योंकि ये सुअर को प्रभावित करने वाले फ्लू वायरस के समान ही था. ये वायरस तेज़ी से एक देश से दूसर देश में फैलता गया क्योंकि ये एक नये किस्म का फ्लू वायरस था क्योंकि युवकों की प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली इससे लड़ने में सक्षम नहीं थी और कई युवक इसकी चपेट में आए. वर्तमान में स्वाइन फ्लू का प्रकोप H1N1 A वायरस अब मौसम-आधारित वायरस हो गया है जो कि हर सर्दी के मौसम में फैलते हैं. इसलिए आइए स्वाइन फ्लू के लक्षणों को जानें.
स्वाइन फ्लू के लक्षण
स्वाइन फ्लू के लक्षण स्वाइन फ्लू के शुरूआती लक्षण का पता एक से चार दिन में लग पाता है. इस वायरस से संपर्क में आने के बाद वायरस की ऊष्मायन अवधि लगभग एक से चार दिन होती है, और औसतन दो दिन. इसके लक्षण एक से दो सप्ताह तक बने रहते हैं और अगर कोई व्यक्ति गंभीर रुप से संक्रमित है तो इसकी अवधि बढ़ भी सकती है. स्वाइन फ्लू के लक्षण कई अन्य प्रकार के इन्फ्लूएंजा वायरस के जैसे ही होते है. इसमें यह लक्षण देखने को मिलते हैं –
बुखार (100F या इससे अधिक). खांसी (आम तौर पर सूखी खाँसी).
1. स्वाइन फ्लू के लक्षणों में नाक का बहना बहना प्रमुख है. हलांकि नाक बहना एक सामन्य समस्या है. मामूली जुकाम में भी आपका ना बहता है. लेकिन यदि ये स्वाइन फ्लू के कारण होता है तो. जांच कराएं.
2. स्वाइन फ्लू के मरीज थकान का अनुभव भी करते हैं. इसमें उन्हें बिना किसी परिश्रम वाले काम के ही थकान का अनुभव होने लगता है.
3. इसके पीड़ितों के गले में खराश का होना भी एक सामान्य लक्षण है. हलांकि ऐसे सामान्य लक्षणों के दिखने के बाद आपको जांच कराने के बाद ही हकीकत का पता चलेगा.
4. स्वाइन फ्लू के लक्षणों में एक ये भी है कि आपके त्वचा पर लाल चकत्ते निकल आते हैं. जिससे आप इसके होने का अनुमान लगा सकते हैं.
5. स्वाइन फ्लू के संक्रमण के शिकार के लोगों के शरीर और मांसपेशियों में दर्द की भी शिकायत होती है.
6. इसके मरीजों को ठंड लगने की समस्या देखी ती है.
7. जी मिचलाना भी स्वाइन फ्लू के तमाम लक्षणों में से एक है.
8. इसके संक्रमण से पीड़ित मरीजों में उल्टी आने की समस्या देखी जा सकती है.
9. दस्त लगना भी इसके तमाम लक्षणों में से एक ही है.
10. कुछ रोगियों को श्वसन संबंधी लक्षण भी हो सकते हैं जैसे सांस लेने में परेशानी. इन हालत में उन्हें सांस लेनें में मदद करने वाले यंत्र की ज़रूरत पड़ती है जैसे वेन्टलेटर.
11. अगर संक्रमण बना रहता है तो रोगी को निमोनिया हो सकता है और कुछ रोगी सीज़्यर का अचानक बढ़ना.
12. इसका असर व्यक्ति पर थोड़े समय के लिए ही रहता है, मूल रूप से व्यक्ति की कार्य करने की क्षमता पर असर पड़ता है) भी हो सकता है. इससे मौत अक्सर इसकी वजह से होने वाले फेफड़ों के संक्रमण से होती है.

H1N1 Influenza - What Steps Should You Take To Treat It?

MBBS, MD -Pulmonary Medicine-Tuberculosis ,Respiratory Disease Medicine , Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), European Diploma in Respiratory Medicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi
H1N1 Influenza - What Steps Should You Take To Treat It?

Are you experiencing symptoms of flu, such as a cough, sore throat, fever, body aches and headaches? Are you feeling sick around your stomach and throwing up more than usual? This indicates you have H1N1 flu or swine flu. Swine flu is a form of influenza that affects pigs, or a form of human influenza that is caused by a related virus.

Diagnosis
It is difficult to tell whether you have got swine flu or seasonal flu, as the associated symptoms are similar. There are a few different symptoms. A laboratory test is hence required for the detection of swine flu. Sometimes, a rapid flu test taken in a doctor’s chamber is not enough for the proper diagnosis of swine flu.

For swine flu testing, a swab is taken by a doctor from the insides of your nose and the back of your throat. This test is usually taken by people who are living in hospitals or are at a high risk of death because of life threatening conditions, because of swine flu. Children below the age of 6, people above the age of 65, and children taking aspirin therapy are more likely to develop swine flu. Adults or children suffering from lung, blood, liver and nervous system disorders are also prone to swine flu. Pregnant women and people with a weak immune system are also susceptible to swine flu.

Treatment
Several antiviral drugs, which are used to treat seasonal flu, are used to treat swine flu as well. However, some drugs prescribed for seasonal flu do not respond to swine flu. Using these medicines enables faster treatment and also makes the patient feel better. You must take the medicines within 48 hours of observing the first swine flu symptom. They are also effective when given at a later stage. Antibiotics do not treat swine flu as the flu itself is caused by a virus and not by a bacterium.

Certain over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers and medicines for cold and flu may also help in relieving aches, fever and pain. Abstain from giving aspirin to patients below the age of eighteen as it could lead to Reye’s syndrome. You can prevent yourself from getting swine flu by taking a vaccine. The same flu vaccine, which prevents seasonal flu, also protects the H1N1 swine flu strain. This can be taken in the form of a shot or a nasal spray.  In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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H1 N1 Infuenza (Swine Flu) - Best Way It Can be Treated!

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine, DNB - Pulmonary Medicine, MD - Internal Medicine, Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD)
Pulmonologist, Delhi
H1 N1 Infuenza (Swine Flu) - Best Way It Can be Treated!

Are you experiencing symptoms of flu, such as a cough, sore throat, fever, body aches and headaches? Are you feeling sick around your stomach and throwing up more than usual? This indicates you have H1N1 flu or swine flu. Swine flu is a form of influenza that affects pigs, or a form of human influenza that is caused by a related virus.

Diagnosis
It is difficult to tell whether you have got swine flu or seasonal flu, as the associated symptoms are similar. There are a few different symptoms. A laboratory test is hence required for the detection of swine flu. Sometimes, a rapid flu test taken in a doctor’s chamber is not enough for the proper diagnosis of swine flu.

For swine flu testing, a swab is taken by a doctor from the insides of your nose and the back of your throat. This test is usually taken by people who are living in hospitals or are at a high risk of death because of life threatening conditions, because of swine flu. Children below the age of 6, people above the age of 65, and children taking aspirin therapy are more likely to develop swine flu. Adults or children suffering from lung, blood, liver and nervous system disorders are also prone to swine flu. Pregnant women and people with a weak immune system are also susceptible to swine flu.

Treatment
Several antiviral drugs, which are used to treat seasonal flu, are used to treat swine flu as well. However, some drugs prescribed for seasonal flu do not respond to swine flu. Using these medicines enables faster treatment and also makes the patient feel better. You must take the medicines within 48 hours of observing the first swine flu symptom. They are also effective when given at a later stage. Antibiotics do not treat swine flu as the flu itself is caused by a virus and not by a bacterium.

Certain over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers and medicines for cold and flu may also help in relieving aches, fever and pain. Abstain from giving aspirin to patients below the age of eighteen as it could lead to Reye’s syndrome. You can prevent yourself from getting swine flu by taking a vaccine. The same flu vaccine, which prevents seasonal flu, also protects the H1N1 swine flu strain. This can be taken in the form of a shot or a nasal spray.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Health Ministry - All Set To Undertake This Year s Seasonal Influenza!

MBBS, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Health Ministry - All Set To Undertake This Year s Seasonal Influenza!

In the wake of increasing number of seasonal influenza cases, the Union Health Ministry has directed the National Capital and other states to strictly keep a tab on swine flu cases and monitor serious ones on a daily basis. The Health Minister, J P Nadda, gave a number of directions, including creating awareness and ensuring availability of medicines and vaccines.   

“We are monitoring the situation on real-time basis. A control room has already been set up and is fully functional now. We have also rolled out a nationwide awareness campaign on Seasonal Influenza (H1N1),” said the Union Health Minister, J.P Nadda.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 8,543 people succumbed to deadly swine flu virus between 2010 and 2017.
  • Till July 2017, India witnessed over 19,113 cases of dengue and chikungunya.
  • Delhi reported 485 fresh dengue cases in Sep. 2017

Who is at risk?
Seasonal influenza epidemics can seriously affect anybody anytime however pregnant women, children and the elderly are at highest risk.

Prevention Tips At A Glance-

  • Get vaccinated.
  • Stay at home if you are sick.
  • Avoid close contact.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Avoid touching your nose, mouth, and eyes.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue.
  • Keep yourself hydrated.
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Popular Questions & Answers

What medicine is recommended ,in the recent spread flu in Delhi. Who's patter is mainly like sour throatbl, mild fever, watery eyes?

MD-Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Patiala
take sanshamni vati, 3 tabs twice a day after meals with dashmoolarishta, 3 tsf in half a glass of luke warm water after meals, twice a day. stop the intake of milk products. continue the regime for 21 days. good luke.
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What are the causes and symptoms of swine flu? I am having fever and chills from last one week.

Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences (BNYS), M.sc in yoga and naturopathy, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Ayurveda, Delhi
Symptoms of swine flu - fever (100 F or greater), cough, nasal secretions, fatigue, and headache Swine influenza is transmitted from person to person by inhalation or ingestion of droplets containing virus from people sneezing or coughing In uncomplicated infections, swine flu typically begins to resolve after three to seven days, but the malaise and cough can persist two weeks or more in some patients. Severe swine flu may require hospitalization that increases the length of time of infection to about nine to 10 days. You should do a complete blood check up as soon as possible.

What is a symptoms of swine flu? Can we take treatment in private hospital or only in government hospital.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Fever with cough and breathlessness with leucopenia are few symptoms of swine flu and you can take treatment from a private hospital also.

What are the symptoms of swine flu? Please tell me about this and how to cope up with this disease.

MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Bangalore
Hi , thank you for your question. The symptoms of swine flu include fever , chills, sore throat , body ache , fatigue etc. Has a diagnosis for swine flu been made for you ? If it is , it needs to be evaluated further and treatment has to be started . If you need any further advice , feel free to connect with me so that treatment can be started for you and I will be happy to assist you.