Swine flu is caused by type A influenza (also known as H1N1). Swine Flu symptoms are similar to the flu that normally infects humans. Symptoms include: fever cough sore throat body aches headache chills extreme fatigue Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting associated with swine flu. Swine flu may cause a worsening of underlying chronic medical conditions, such as asthma , COPD and other respiratory conditions. People taking immune-system suppressing medication or who have autoimmune disease and immune system disorders and other conditions should be especially careful as well. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend recommend Tamiflu (oseltamivir) or Relenza (zanamivir) , antiviral drugs for the treatment of infection with these swine influenza viruses. The drugs are available only by prescription. They work by keeping flu viruses from reproducing in your body. The antiviral drugs work best when started within 48 hours (two days) of symptoms appearing. They can make flu sy...
You can always tell who my son is. He is the one standing outside in 20 degree temperature in shorts and a t-shirt. He will tell you he isn't cold. For a long time I argued with him, insisting he wear a coat but as he got older, those arguments became less and less frequent. It isn't that I stopped caring whether he gets frostbite, of course, I do. But it is because I have come to accept that he doesn't have the same internal regulation of temperature as I do.
During the summer months, my son is extremely uncomfortable. He hates the heat. He feels sick, won't do anything, and becomes irritable. During the winter, he sleeps with the air conditioner on in his room. He rarely wears a coat. He never wears a hat and only wears gloves when he is shoveling snow.
For many children with autism and Asperger's syndrome (AS), hypersensitivities have a large impact on their lives. Many are hypersensitive to touch; disliking to be hugged, wearing only certain clothes. Others are sensi...
Flu and exercise; Colds and exercise
Can exercise help you avoid colds and flus?
Exercise helps the disease-fighting white blood cells in the body move from the organs into the bloodstream.
Overall, you can improve your immune system by eating a proper diet, getting enough rest, reducing stress, and exercising regularly. This will decrease your chances of getting a cold or the flu.
Even if studies find that exercise doesn't prevent colds or the flu, exercise is good for overall health.
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