The H1N1 virus, also known as the “swine flu,” seems to have had its origin in Mexico. Since then, it has spread worldwide, and those who contract the virus will possess the following symptoms:
* Sore throat
* Sudden, high fever
* Dry cough
* Lack of Energy
* Body Aches and Pains
* Loss of Appetite
It has been observed in Western countries that the swine fly is generally mild and can be treated with antiviral drugs. Because of this, it is very important that it is diagnosed early. If one is concerned that he/she is exhibiting one or more of the symptoms of swine flu, consult a doctor as soon as possible. It is also recommended that you warn the doctor that you may have swine flu, so the medical staff can take necessary precautions and not risk infection.
Swine flu: Symptoms and Illness are Easily Treatable
In the context of current measures taken to prevent the spread of swine flu, the antiviral medications Tamiflu and Relenza have proven to be effective. But, these are available by prescription only, and should only be taken under proper medical supervision. The earlier treatment starts, the higher the success rate is. The symptoms of swine flu are also easily treatable with over-the-counter painkillers and aspirin.
The swine flu has only been found to be life threatening for people who have pre-existing conditions and/or immune systems that have been weakened.
Swine flu patient describes symptoms
In the meantime, we were able to talk with a swine flu patient who discussed his symptoms with us: “It started with aches in my neck, and then it got progressively worse rather fast. I was running a very high fever and had an unusually violent cough. The first day of symptoms were the worst – I was really ill. I was treated with Tamiflu. After about a week the symptoms were all gone. “
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