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Swine Flu: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

About

Swine flu is a human respiratory infection caused by Swine influenza virus (SIV) or swine-origin influenza virus (S-OIV) that is endemic in pigs or swine.
Swine flu most commonly affects adults over 65 years and children under five years. [1]
1. Requires a medical diagnosis
2. Partly preventable by vaccination
3. Treatable by a medical professional
4. Seasonal Flu
5. Spreads easily
6. Short-term: resolves within days to weeks.
7. Lab tests, imaging often required.
Swine flu or H1N1 flu is the name for the influenza type A virus infection or flu that affects pigs or swine. It is highly contagious and can spread by touching anything the infected person has touched.

Symptoms

Signs of Swine Flu are self-diagnosable. People may experience:
1. Fever
2. Chills
3. Cough
4. Weakness
5. Body aches
6. Sore throat

Treatment

Self-care:
1. Stay warm and well-rested
2. Blowing your nose often
3. Salt-water rinsing to break nasal congestion is also recommended
Medications:
1. Antiviral drugs can be prescribed by doctors
2. Antibiotics are also helpful to make the illness mild. They should be taken on doctor’s guidance and prescription.
Specialists:
Consult a doctor if the symptoms are evident and the condition worsens. At mfine, we provide accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plans for all health concerns under a team of qualified doctors.

Pulmonologist

Dr. Sumant Mantri

Dr. Sumant Mantri

DNB- Respiratory Diseases, FCCP (USA)

Pulmonologist

24+ years exp

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Pulmonologist

Dr. Ramana Prasad

Dr. Ramana Prasad

MBBS, D.T.CD, CCEBDM, FCCP

Pulmonologist

23+ years exp

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Pulmonologist

Dr. Raghu Kanth

Dr. Raghu Kanth

MD - Pulmonary Medicine, Diploma in Allergy and Asthma (CMC Vellore)

Pulmonologist

6+ years exp

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