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I am down with fever, cough and running nose, is this swine flu ?

i am down with fever body pain sore throat running nose and cough for no obvious reason it just started off suddenly yesterday evening, is this swine flu?
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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Hello dear

Thanks for your query

You are having Upper Respiratory tract infection, most chances are its viral infection but may be bacterial too.Swine flu is also a viral infection caused by a kind of Influenza virus.

Do warm saline gurgling four times daily for a week.
Take Vit C 500mg tablet once daily for a week. Eat plenty of citrous fruits.
Have plenty of fluids.

Take Paracetamol 500mg tablet twice daily for 3 days and thereafter sos
Take Levocetrizine 5mg tablet twice daily for 5 days
Take CoAmoxiclav 625 mg tablet thrice daily for 5 days.
Have a throat swab culture sensitivity done if possible.

Real-time RT-PCR is the method of choice for diagnosing H1N1.
Oseltamivir and zanamivir are used for the treatment and/or prevention of infection with swine influenza viruses; however, the majority of people infected with the virus make a full recovery without requiring medical attention or antiviral drugs

But dont self medicate.Get a clinical checkup from your doctor and take his advice.

Hope this helps

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Take care :)
Answered: Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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most common cause of fever and sore throat and cough is viral fever other than swine flu. In swine flu the symptoms persists and it get worsened as the day progress even with the treatment. if the symptoms are not getting better with time and treatment get the swine fly test done and than get the tamiflu once the infection is confirmed
Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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