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What are the prevention and treatment of swine flu?

Hi, after hearing the death of the young child in pune, i was more worried, even i have a female kid aged 3 yrs, even she has fever with chills and rigors, running nose, throat pain. she does not have any medical illness. these types of symptoms she had before, doctor use to give her antibiotics, she use to settle in 1-2 days. now my bother is my kid under high risk,does she have swine flu?? please help me. thanks
Fri, 14 Jan 2011
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hi, it may be a sore throat or throat infection. my brother is a doctor, he said only throat culture can identify and confirm the cases other wise its difficulty to identify the swine flu. its better to get a throat culture done to rule out swine flu, there are many private hospital which do the test. use crocin tablets for fever. not to delay, hurry up!!!!!
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@ Mahavir, the best thing you can do is visit neatest swine-flu care center in Pune...

The Union Government has identified the Dr. Naidu Infectious Disease Hospital, Pune the facility in Pune for testing, isolation, and critical care of suspected/ confirmed swine flu patients. The Pune Airport(Lohegaon) Authorities have set up a screening facility at the Pune Airport(Lohegaon) for all the inbound passengers flying to Pune, to prevent clock.

Dr. Naidu Infectious Disease Hospital Pune Ph:91-20-26683232


The government has also identified National Institute of Virology as an additional facility for Swine Flu testing.


National Institute of Virology 20A Ambedkar Road, Pune-11 Ph:91-20-26006290
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The sick person should not have visitors other than caregivers. A phone call is safer than a visit. If possible, have only one adult in the home take care of the sick person. Avoid having pregnant women care for the sick person. (Pregnant women are at increased risk of influenza-related complications and immunity can be suppressed during pregnancy). All persons in the household should clean their hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub frequently, including after every contact with the sick person or the person?s room or bathroom. Use paper towels for drying hands after hand washing or dedicate cloth towels to each person in the household. For example, have different colored towels for each person. If possible, consideration should be given to maintaining good ventilation in shared household areas (e.g., keeping windows open in restrooms, kitchen, bathroom, etc.).
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Namisha's  Response
i read in a article that children and old age are more prone to swine flu. because there defense mechanism is weak so they are at high risk. i agree with you being educated we should not delay, take your child to hospital for culture. go for govt hospitals, private hospitals does not have this testing facility.
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ok, i already gave the crocin tablets to her. i agree with the above comments, i will take my child for testing, if it tests positive wat shall i do, does she need medications, oh god let the test be negative.
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rutu kotnis's  Response
is it true that if we have a good immune system there is some chance to keep this flu away ? if yes how can we keep our self's healthy?
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Yes. If you have a good immune system it might be the case that the flu does not affect u at all. In some cases there might be a case that the flu has entered your body and went away and u are not even aware of it. The good ways to keep yourself healthy is not to go to crowded places, not to eat out side, if u know some one who is infected by the virus try not to meet him/her. Rest what ever be the caase swine flu is not so deadly. So u should not worry much about it. You should consult a doctor if u find flu like symptoms.
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Nikita's  Response
i dont know why this disease is spreading like this, young childrens are sick and dying, how to prevent it, why is this spreading like this, why govt is not taking any steps to control it.
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Amrita Sarna's  Response
even i support you, wat the government is doing, for my uncle who was really ill with viral fever last week, i wanted to get the test for swine flu done, near by there were no hospital which did the test, then i went to govt hospital waited for 2-3 hrs, to get the test done. why cant the government include more testing centers. overall i am relived, because the test was negative.
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wat can the govt do, i think they have included more testing centres in private hospitals also. we should know some preventive measures, so we take care of our selves. wear a face mask in crowded region, i am using face mask in buses, malls theatres. not to share others hanky or tissues. drink of plenty of water. these preventive measures are very important.
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wat can the govt do, i think they have included more testing centres in private hospitals also. we should know some preventive measures, so we take care of our selves. wear a face mask in crowded region, i am using face mask in buses, malls theatres. not to share others hanky or tissues. drink of plenty of water. these preventive measures are very important.
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