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Asked by Anonymous at 2:06 PM on Jun. 29, 2009 in Health

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    Answer by Anonymous at 2:07 PM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • i dont think theres anything to worry about right now. . . i think its ok it was one case it was bound to happen all viruses mutate and grow resistant to meds. like if you take a certain antibiotic for something......eventually it wont work anymore. thats how it goes.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:24 PM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • Interesting. I wonder if schools will still be mass administering Tamiflu this fall?

    It's scary how many viruses have mutated and are immune to antibiotics, too.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:27 PM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • We should expect more of this to get worse. We are creating a lot of these viruses with the paranoia of bacteria, and the selling of so many antibacterial soaps, etc. Eventually they will have to mutate and we will have to find something else that works. It goes in cycles, and its just coming around again!

    Answer by Emuu at 3:53 PM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • Do anti-bacterials kill viruses?
    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 6:57 PM on Jun. 29, 2009

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