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Sputum test for detecting swine flu, Precautions against swine flu - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   i am worried i have symptoms of the swine flu
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   plz tell me
User :   i started off with fever, i felt really sick, then diareahh alot aswell, i am sick sometimes and feel dizzy also sore throaght and runny nose
Doctor :   plz provide your age
User :   21
User :   i also find it hard 2 breath sometimes
Doctor :   plz provide your location and gender
User :   im female, from blackpool
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   at present what symptoms are you having?
User :   sore throat, just starting coughing a lot and feel tired and like a fever and feel sick also headache
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you measured your tempetrature?
User :   i did before, it was 38 and 39
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   today?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   your symptoms resemble very closely to swine flu
User :   ok
User :   what should i do?
Doctor :   you should go for sputum test for swine flu
Doctor :   that is the only method to confirm it
User :   and where do i go for that?
User :   do i have to go for an ambiluance?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   no need for an ambulance
Doctor :   ask for swine flu test in some hospital
User :   will they give me medication if i have it?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   you will be reated
Doctor :   *treated
User :   ok
User :   my breathing is getting worse each time a cough
User :   this is a bad reaction?
Doctor :   ok
User :   do i just go into the hospital and ask for a test? or do i call them and say wats wrong?
Doctor :   nothing can be concluded due to breathing problem
Doctor :   you can ask for a test
User :   ok
User :   i also have a 14month old child, she was at nursery with a child with the flu virus, how can i tell in early stages and how 2 keep my virus away from her??
Doctor :   look for tthe symptoms in the baby
Doctor :   for the prevention
Doctor :   you will need to wash your hands every time before you touch the baby
Doctor :   if you have cough and sneeeze
Doctor :   do it in some handkerchief
Doctor :   cover your mouth and nose with water
User :   ok
User :   cover with water everytime i sneeze n cough?
Doctor :   sorry
Doctor :   i mean cover with cloth
User :   ok
Doctor :   better get her vaccinated
User :   how do i do that?
Doctor :   your baby should be vaccinated according to the national immunisation schedule
Doctor :   I believe it is done already
User :   she has not had her last 1
User :   i willget it done right away
Doctor :   when was it due
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   DO it
User :   wen she was 1
Doctor :   Just keep the children away from the ill adults
Doctor :   Do not sneeze or cough around them in the air
Doctor :   Cough or sneeze in the elbow fold or hanky
Doctor :   Washing their hands regularly
Doctor :   keeps them away from the viruses
Doctor :   You should instruct all the adults and older children to wash hands
Doctor :   before holding the babies
User :   ok
Doctor :   You have to take the vaccinatinos according to the national immunisation schedule
Doctor :   which yuor doctor will say
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   did you follow?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query that i can help you with
User :   yeah thankyou
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form
User :   will eating lots of fruit and taking vitimin tablets help my immune system?
Doctor :   It increases the immunity
Doctor :   and better fight against harmful organisms
User :   ok
User :   im now speaking 2 a docter
User :   my gp
Doctor :   ok
User :   i think he will call bak
User :   thankyou for your help, i was afraid to call my doctors
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   just a question yes
User :   how do i know i need 2 go to call ambiluance if my flu gets worse ?
Doctor :   it will not be needed
User :   will it kill me ?
Doctor :   dont worry
Doctor :   very few deaths are recorded
Doctor :   it is not necessary that disease goes serious
Doctor :   did you follow?
User :   yea thx
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   no
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   yea ok, thankyou.

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