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Chances of spreading H1N1 - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
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How can i help you
User :  
i need to know more about H1N1
User :  
i am travelling in all way from my pg to office in BMTC Bus
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Doctor :   i will help u in this
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is there is any chance to spread
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while travelling
Doctor :  
swine flu is viral flu caused by influenza virus A
User :  
hmm
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when an infected person coughs or sneezes into air
User :  
so how do we know whthere the person standing next to me is infected or not
Doctor :   that others breathe in then the other person can be infected
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People may also get infected by touching something with the virus on it,
User :   oh
Doctor :   such as a door knob or counter, and then touching their mouth or nose.
Doctor :   The symptoms are :
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Fever above 100.4 °F
User :  
ok
Doctor :   dry irritating cough, sore throat,
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headache, body ache, joint pain
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chills and rigors
User :  
but due to this cliamatic condition every one would get fever
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diarrhea and vomiting
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now its the answer for your questions
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bus is over crowded
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so the chance of spreading of the viral infection is high
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and we do not know who is having the disease
User :  
what are the preventive measure to take while travelling in bus
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unless its tested right
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i will guide you in this
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1. Use face masks while traveling in crowded place like bus, theaters, malls
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2. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue away after using it.
Doctor :   Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze.
Doctor :   use alcohol-based hand cleaners.
User :  
ok
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4. Avoid frequently touching your eyes, nose, or mouth,
Doctor :   Avoid close contact with any sick people.
Doctor :   If you do get sick, consider staying home from work
User :  
ok
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because travelling will further worsen your condition
User :  
do we need to use gloves while travelling
User :   hand gloves
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if fever, headache, or bodyache is there then take
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so otherwise no need to use
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the gloves
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Tab. Dolo 650 mg, three times a day
User :  
ok
Doctor :   regarding gloves no need
User :  
ok
Doctor :   we advise the gloves only in a confirmed case of HINI
User :   ok
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keep your selves hydrated
User :  
is H1N1 lead to death for sure?
Doctor :   drink plenty of fluids
Doctor :   i will explain yu
User :  
ok
Doctor :   deaths are more common in young kids as there immune or defence mechanism is not well boosted
User :  
ok
User :  
so it means it wont effect elders
Doctor :   deaths are more common in old age as if they have high blood pressure, diabetes, pneumonia, asthama
User :  
ok
Doctor :  
its less than 5 yrs, and persons more than 55 yrs the risk is high
User :  
ok
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Is there any thing else i can help you with
User :  
so
User :   is there any restrictions in taking food
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no restrictions but
User :  
as preventive measure
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take more balanced diet
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diet rich in vitamins, proteins, and carbs
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so the defense mechanism is good enough to fight against the virus
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green leafy vegetables
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plenty of fluids
User :   fluids?
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fresh fruits will help you more
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that too we should take in home rite
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as they contain more anti oxidants
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instead going to juice shop
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yes
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you are correct
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ok
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home based foods are better than the outside
User :  
but i am much worried about my travel in bus
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this is because of hygeinic puprose
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as i said
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face mask is ideal for you
User :   ok
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fluids is plain water
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tender coconut
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fruit juices
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and others
User :   ok
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Please fill the feed back from
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so is there any particular mask
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we should use
Doctor :   green color face masks
User :  
what is the name of that
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are available in pharmacy shop
User :   ok
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ask for preventive face masks ( jhonson and jhonson is better)
User :  
the name is green color face mask
User :  
so i can use jonson and jhonson mask
User :  
while travelling rite
Doctor :   its a cloth based masks
User :  
ok
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or plastic mask
User :  
which is better to use
Doctor :   both are good
User :  
ok
User :   thanks a lot
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it depends on the patients comfort
User :  
Dr AAAAAAA
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ok
User :  
thank you for spending time
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take care bye for now
User :  
to calrify my doubts
User :  
bye
Doctor :   but be careful while travelling
User :  
thatz what i was afradi
User :  
afraid
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so i will buy mask
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not to worry
User :  
today itself
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be relaxed
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becoz this outer ring road is more busy
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than other areas
User :  
bye
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