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you dont think about it till it hits home

there is a child in the town but different school that has swine flu.so what does this mean for my daughter.the school is sending out emailsbut is that enough.i really didnt think about it till i read my emails this morning.i mean it would be nice for my daughter to get out of school and away from the hype for a while but not under these conditions,is it really that serious?will this spread to other kids?from what i am reading this spreads easy.alittle worried

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raineydays377

Asked by raineydays377 at 8:24 AM on May. 15, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • it is possible it is going to be spread to other kids. it is the flu. and the swine flu doesn't have the severity that scientist believed it did at first. The swine flu is just like reg. flu that we get...the symptoms may be a tad more painful like muscle aches and pains, more vomiting and a high fever. However, if your daughter has another condition that the flu could make worse I would contain her away from other kids for a while. The people who have died that have had the flu did not die from the flu, they died from their underlying conditions such as heart disease, problems, lungs problems, kidney damage, etc. If they caught the child that has swine flu early then common sense prevention should protect your DD against catching the flu. Antibacterial wipes, constant hand washing, don't go near anyone coughing or sneezing, etc. good luck
    2wndrfl_btrflys

    Answer by 2wndrfl_btrflys at 8:31 AM on May. 15, 2009

  • To be honest I have no fear of the swine flu. Just because you get it doesn't mean you will get any sicker than you usually do with the regular flu. Now that you know the risk is there keep an extra eye on her health. Know the symptoms. If she starts to show ANY signs call her doctor and tell him that she may have been exposed to Swine Flu and she has the early symptoms. They will make sure to get you in right away to make sure she's good. There have been a few cases aroung here but I'm not worried at all... I see it the way I see all other potentally harmful illensses... Should anyone here show signs we will make sure to get them treated. It will help to build their immune systems and in the end keep them from becomming sick later in life because their bodies will have a natural strength.

    Go out and get your DD some hand wipes and make sure she washes her hands. In the end she'll be just fine!
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 8:42 AM on May. 15, 2009

  • no! It's not that serious. This whole swine flu thing is just being hyped by the media. Notice now that it's not on the news 24/7 anymore.....because they realize it's not that big of a deal & is no more harmful then the regular flu types that we get here in America all the time.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 8:45 AM on May. 15, 2009

  • ya she is pretty healthy thank God.well i am off to the grocery store anyway.i have her wash her hands at home anyway cause she likes to plant flowers and play with the dog.thanks for the answers...
    raineydays377

    Answer by raineydays377 at 8:59 AM on May. 15, 2009

  • It's not really that much different than the regular flu. Unless your child has health problems, it won't be a big deal.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:15 AM on May. 15, 2009

  • Even if they cancel school....the same children will be in contact with each other at Wal Mart, the grocery store, church, parks, and McDonalds.......I don't get why they cancel anyhow.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:25 AM on May. 15, 2009

  • The CDC has acknowledged that the H1N1 is not as deadly as originally thought and is no longer closing schools. Mostly it has been overblown by the media. If every flu outbreak was publicized this way, some people would never leave the house.
    As always, wash your hands often, keep your hand off of your face, eat fruits, vegetables, whole grain, beans and lentils.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:31 AM on May. 15, 2009

  • The Swine flu is no worse than the regular flu. As a matter of fact, the regular flu has killed more people than the swine flu. The only way to prevent any flu is good handwashing, covering mouths when sneezing or coughing..not with hands but the inside of your elbow or a tissue. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:45 AM on May. 15, 2009

  • ya i agree this kid could be anywhere on my childs soccer team at the grocery store.and there are other kids who have been exposed who will eventually be in contact with someone at mydaughters school.who went to the stop and shop where i just came from who touched that apple or soccer ball.lots of soap and water...
    raineydays377

    Answer by raineydays377 at 10:56 AM on May. 15, 2009

  • Yes, the children could be anywhere. BUT, if their parents were decent people they would keep the sick child home to avoid contaminating the whole rest of the community! I'm so tired of seeing parents in the grocery store with visibly sick children, (children touch everything, cough and sneeze without covering up) spreading their germs to the rest of us. Have some decency and stay home!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:07 PM on May. 15, 2009

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