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Tests to confirm swine flu - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hiiiii
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how can i help u??
User :   Hello how do you no if you have swine flu ?
Doctor :  
symptoms like fevere >100.4 ,cough,cold,sorethroat..headache,body ache..
Doctor :   if u have theses symptoms then u shouldgo for throat swab
User :   Iv got a sorethroat , headache and a bit of a cold is this just a normal cold ?
Doctor :  
which will confirm swineflu
Doctor :  
problem is normal flu and swine flu have same symptoms we can differetiate only by throat swab test
Doctor :  
not purely by symptoms
User :   so should i go for a swab test or just leave it for a couple of days
Doctor :  
whats ur age??
User :   Im 12
Doctor :  
cos it is not mandatory to do swab test ...unless u are at risk like close contact,age>60 years,diabetes
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Doctor :   where are u from?

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