Swine Flu…or regular seasonal flu?

But the real question is how do tell the difference between a regular flu and the swine flu? All the symptoms below are also present in a normal flu since the swineflu is just another strain of the flu.


When should you be worried?

In children emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:

  • Fast breathing or trouble breathing
  • Bluish skin color
  • Not drinking enough fluids
  • Not waking up or not interacting
  • Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
  • Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough
  • Fever with a rash

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

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
  • Sudden dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Severe or persistent vomiting

Yes other then that do NOT be paranoid.

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