Swine Flu Symptoms

Swine Flu symptoms are basically similar to normal flu, however may be more severe, causing serious complications.

The typical Swine Flu symptoms are:

  • Sudden fever (a high body temperature of 38C/100.4F or above), and
  • Sudden cough.

There are many other Swine Flu symptoms may include:

  • Headache,
  • Aching muscles limb or joint pain,
  • Tiredness, loss of energy,
  • Loss of appetite,
  • Diarrhoea or stomach upset,
  • Sore throat and runny nose,
  • Sneezing, and
  • Chills.

Swine Flu is different from the normal seasonal flu, in that all different age groups have contracted it, with the most serious illnesses, being in the younger age group.

Generally, most Swine Flu patients, make a full and quick recovery within 7 - 10 days, without needing to take any form of medication, however some groups of people are at a higher risk of illness and should take antiviral medication as prescribed by their doctor.

Swine Flu high risk patients, would be those with the following:

  • Any chronic organ disease, such as heart - lung - kidney.
  • Low level of immune system.
  • Children under 5 years of age and adults over 65.
  • Pregnant women.

As the symptoms for Swine Flu, are similar to a number of different illnesses, it’s worthwhile taking the extra precaution and visiting your local GP if you suspect that you may have contracted Swine Flu.

Its now proving impossible to contain the virus, but thankfully unlike earlier media hype about Swine Flu, the number of cases that represent severe complications or death, are actually very similar to seasonal flu.

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