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I started with a small tickle in my throat this morning and now I have a complete soar throat with slight nausea after taking some daytime Tylenol. I just wanted to know if there are any recognizable differences between the regular everyday sicknesses and the Swine Flu so you can easily say for yourself that are have the Sine Flu virus. Serious answers only please.


Michael B said...

No noticeable differences although in swine flu more cases of vomiting and diarrhea have been reported.

Victoria said...

"What is swine flu?
Just like people, other organisms such as pigs can get flu. Current virus is reassortment of at least four strains of influenza A H1N1 - strain endemic in humans, strain endemic in birds and two strains endemic in swine. Most genetic material comes from swine strain, hence the name.
What are flu symptoms?
If you’re sick you can experience:
* fever
* extreme tiredness
* dry cough
* sore throat
* runny or stuffy nose
* headache
* muscle aches
* nausea, vomiting, diarrhea also can occur
I think I might have swine influenza. What should I do?
Stay home to not infect others. Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze to not spread flu germs.
If you’ve recently been to high-risk areas such as Mexico, CDC recommends you to see your doctor. If doctor suspects swine flu, he/she will be able to write prescription for Tamiflu or Relenza.
If you haven’t been to high-risk areas you can still see your doctor to make sure."
It has the same symptoms like regular flu but it's different, more dangerous strain. To make sure you should visit your doctor.

Anonymous said...

It has very similar symptoms to average flu. You want to protect yourself from any flu, but more even so from swine flu. So again; wash your hands often, stay away from sick people, keep your body in health; eat right and exercise.
Be vigilant.
You may want to try herbs and other natural means to stay healthy...I use natural medicine and have not been sick for years, hopefully I will be able to survive this pandemic too....
Good Luck to us all!

Andrew said...

For some reason folks here think a sore throat is spelled soar which means to fly. There is no way to tell what strain of flu you have without testing however the swine or N1H1 flu is reported to produce a high fever. Generally speaking the whole "swine" flu is over, forget it.

gazeygoo said...

No- 800 people (minimum) have died every week globally this year from the regular flu.
The media continues to entertain the idea that the swine flu is a big deal.
Sure, it's killing people. But there are so many more people dying of different causes.

Branden said...

swine flu has the same symptoms as the regular flu. The differnence is it is a different strain. it has pig and bird strains in it. We have no natural immunity against these strains, so we are more succeptable to it. that's why there is the scare.

John said...

if u check out u will find all the info u will need on swine flu

Peter C said...

This website will tell you the steps to stop the spread of the swine flu. Also answers question like what is the swine flu etc. Great site!

what? said...

It has exactly the same symptoms as the typical influenza virus, it's just a different strain.

Violette said...

You can find all answers to that on this site I found:

bookmark said...

They're saying with swine flu you get nausea, fever and diarrhea.

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All the facts

Anonymous said...

H1N1 Influenza (commonly referred to as the Swine Flu) is a new influenza virus causing illness in people in the US and countries around the world. It has elements of influenza that have previously been found in humans, pigs, and birds. It is important to know how to avoid getting the infection from another person and to avoid spreading it if you have it.
Why are we so worried about the H1N1 influenza when thousands die every year from seasonal flu? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), seasonal epidemics occur every year but the virus is treated with seasonal vaccines. H1N1 is a new virus to which people have no immunity increasing the possibility of a world-wide epidemic.
H1N1 influenza A virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person in the same way that seasonal flu spreads, which is through coughing or sneezing of people with influenza. Sometimes people may become infected by touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose. You cannot get the flu from eating pork. You also cannot get the flu from handling automobile parts.
The symptoms of H1N1 flu in people are similar to the symptoms of regular human flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting. Like regular seasonal flu, H1N1 flu may cause a worsening of underlying chronic medical conditions, such as heart and lung disease.
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue into the trash after you use it. Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth to prevent the spread of germs.
If you are exposed to the flu or have traveled to an area in which there have been cases of the flu, monitor yourself for flu symptoms for 7 days because it may take that long for the illness to develop. See your doctor if you start coming down with the symptoms of the flu. Public health experts recommend that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
It is expected that most people will recover without needing medical care. If indicated, there are antiviral medications called Tamiflu and Relenza that can make your illness milder and make you feel better faster. They may also prevent serious flu complications. For treatment, antiviral drugs work best if started soon after getting sick (within 2 days of onset of symptoms).
The best defense against the flu is to wash your hands.

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