Wednesday, August 12, 2009

H1N1 Infection & Symptoms


Few important things which can reduce Swine flu infection –

Ø Soap and water can reduce the chance of infection by 30%. All you need to do is keep washing your hand with soap and water frequently.

Ø And most importantly, stop touching your face. Make it a conscious effort to observe and stop. Another side effect of not touching your face too often - your skin looks better!

Ø Use a face mask whenever out, avoid gathering in places like theater, prayer halls, use a lot of alcohol sanitizers/dettol, and have boiled water.


Symptoms in children, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:

Ø Fast breathing or trouble breathing

Ø Bluish or gray skin color

Ø Not drinking enough fluids

Ø Severe or persistent vomiting

Ø Not waking up or not interacting

Ø Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held

Ø Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough


In adults, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:

Ø Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

Ø Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen

Ø Sudden dizziness

Ø Severe or persistent vomiting

Ø Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough