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swine flu??

what are the symptoms of the swine flu? i think my son just has a cold (runny nose and coughing) but i just want to be sure.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:28 AM on May. 1, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Flu symptoms, You know... It is just regular ole flu...just like A, Asian,B....achiness, sore throat, fever, maybe a headache
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 11:30 AM on May. 1, 2009

  • cold symptoms, diarrhea, cough, (its a respiratory flu) fever, chills, vomitting
    I was worried about my son cause he has the cold, cough, and diarrhea,, but no fever. I called the peds talked to the dr and he said if he gets a fever / chills to bring him in. Also my son is still up and playing. He said he will be lethargic.. and just wanting to lay around and sleep. Like we do when we have the flu.
    amy31308

    Answer by amy31308 at 11:31 AM on May. 1, 2009

  • Before anything it might not be the swine flu give him benadryl and let his body beat it with his own immune system .If he gets a fever the take him to the Dr but most important keep him home No school or anything all schools and jobs are understanding because its national concern .
    hush84

    Answer by hush84 at 11:32 AM on May. 1, 2009

  • Swine flu symptoms are just like any other flu. Just take care of him as you normally would. Give him fluids, let him eat if he wants to, keep an eye on his temp, keep an eye on his behavior, keep him comfortable.
    A child's behavior is the biggest sign of how sick he is. If he is playing and active, he's not that sick.
    If he seems uncomfortable, give him tylenol or motrin to help ease any aches and pains.
    If he has a fever, follow these guidelines:
    If it is under 102, leave it alone. This is a weapon his body uses to get better. Why make getting well even harder?
    If it gets over 102, treat with tylenol or motrin, cool baths, ice pops, etc to get it back under 102.
    If it hits 103 or more - even if it keeps coming down with treatment - for three days in a row, take him to the doctor.
    If it gets over 104, call the office or take him to urgent care.
    Avoid the ER unless he has seizures or you are really worried.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 11:59 AM on May. 1, 2009

  • Our pediatrician's office told us that if they develop a bad cold and they have a fever to bring them in to be tested. A bad cold with no fever is just a bad cold.
    TiccledBlue

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 1:16 PM on May. 1, 2009

  • No big nono If you think its that flu you see medical attention because the meds only work in the beginning stages of the flu if its advance the meds wont work and your body will beat it on its own thats not good to listen to when there are little ones
    hush84

    Answer by hush84 at 7:20 PM on May. 2, 2009

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