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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   My sister and I have came down with some flu like symptoms.

Sister: Me: -Coughing -Coughing
-Headaches -Body aches
-Nasal congestion -Nasal congestion
-Can not taste food -Can not taste food
-Chills: hot and cold -Chills: hot and cold

We both also have bad allergies where it can be harmful for us to even be outside or around plants. My symptoms started Monday, but hers started last week but there were mild symptoms. With the swine flu going around, what should we do to take some precautions. It is really hard for me to sit straight up and this chair and type let alone trying to walk anywhere. What should we do?

Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you
User :   My sister and I have came down with some flu like symptoms.

Sister: Me: -Coughing -Coughing
-Headaches -Body aches
-Nasal congestion -Nasal congestion
-Can not taste food -Can not taste food
-Chills: hot and cold -Chills: hot and cold

We both also have bad allergies where it can be harmful for us to even be outside or around plants. My symptoms started Monday, but hers started last week but there were mild symptoms. With the swine flu going around, what should we do to take some precautions. It is really hard for me to sit straight up and this chair and type let alone trying to walk anywhere. What should we do?

Doctor :  
if you have acquired it u can't do anything
Doctor :  
but u can prevent it spreading to others
Doctor :  
by taking necessary precautions
User :   IS REALLY CONTAGIOUS
Doctor :  
u can take some analgesics and nasal decongestants
Doctor :  
for relief of symptoms
Doctor :  
and for preventing the spread
Doctor :  
don't spit or cough in an open areas
User :   ME AND MY SISTER TAKE TYLENOL FOR ALLERGIES. IT WORKS FOR HER BUT NOT ME

Doctor :  
as it spreads like a storm
Doctor :  
u can take other tab
Doctor :  
alternatively
User :   THAT WILL ALSO WORK FOR MY BODY ACHES AS WELL

Doctor :  
k
Doctor :  
and take proper rest
Doctor :  
and drink plenty of water
Doctor :  
your age

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