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H1N1 aka Swine Flu?

My cousin’s dd has swine flu. She was diagnosed Thursday 6/25; she received the vaccination and is doing okay. THANK GOD!!! We were scheduled to go see her this coming weekend for July 4th. Should we go? Is it safe for my dd?


Asked by Anonymous at 11:37 AM on Jun. 27, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • My daughter had H1N1 about a month ago. It is truly no worse than a typical winter virus. Doctors are no longer testing for it, as it is so widespread. They are only prescribing the anti-viral meds for high risk patients, as the risk of serious side effects outweigh the (relatively) mild flu symptons.
    Treat this like any other virus: lots of fluids, acetominophen or ibuprofen for aches and fevers, lots of peppermint tea (a natural decongestant), make a cough syrup/throat soother with honey (anti-bacterial) and cayenne pepper (anti-inflammatory), Emergen-C are packets of powder that you mix with cold water (loaded with vitamin C, with Bs and zinc for energy). With really bad congestion, you may want to take a benadryl at night and a sudafed (get the real kind, that you have to sign for, but generic is fine) during the day to prevent a sinus infection

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:15 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • This is something to ask your DR. about.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:43 AM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • Seeing her on 4th of July should be fine. Call the health department and ask them.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 12:16 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • It's just the flu. People who are generally healthy to begin with will be just fine.
    And why would the Dr. give her the vaccination if she had it at the time? (confused)

    Answer by Autumn22 at 2:24 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • You will be just fine.

    Answer by AmiJanell at 6:07 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • They don't give vaccines to people who are ill especially those that are ill with the virus they are trying to vaccinate against. So i'm confused about that part?

    Answer by KalebsMommee at 1:41 AM on Jun. 28, 2009