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Precaution to avoid transmission of swine flu infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   is it possible to be exposed to swine flu without actually getting sick?
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   my entire house seems to have it except for me
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
yes it is possible to be exposed to swine flu and not get it
User :   the first member of my family got sick last thursday. my son was the most recent, getting it on saturday. am i in the clear?
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
yes you could be at risk of getting sick too
Doctor :  
you can continue to use the regular precaution and medications for the symptoms of fever and cold an dcough
User :   ok
Doctor :  
and follow a few precaution tips for preventing transmission
User :   how long does the bug usuallly last in healthy adults?
Doctor :  
use a mask for the infected people
Doctor :  
wash hands when coming in close contacts
Doctor :  
and have a healthy diet
Doctor :  
watch out for worsening symptoms

Doctor :  
like vomiting, depression, worsening of cold and cough
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