Swine Flue treatment

Swine flu treatment in Pune

What is Swine Flu?

Swine flu, medically known as H1N1 influenza, is a respiratory disease caused by the H1N1 strain of the influenza virus. This strain originally spread among pigs but has mutated to infect humans. The H1N1 virus caused a global pandemic in 2009-2010, leading to widespread illness and prompting significant public health responses. Unlike seasonal flu, swine flu can affect not only the respiratory system but also other body systems, sometimes leading to more severe health complications.

What are the Symptoms of Swine Flu?

Swine flu symptoms are similar to those of seasonal influenza and typically include:

Fever: A sudden rise in body temperature, often exceeding 100°F (37.8°C).

Cough: Persistent dry or productive cough.

Sore Throat: Irritation and pain in the throat.

Runny or Stuffy Nose: Nasal congestion or discharge.

Body Aches: Muscle pain and body discomfort.

Headache: Persistent or severe headaches.

Chills: Episodes of shivering and feeling cold.

Fatigue: Severe tiredness and lack of energy.

Diarrhea and Vomiting: Gastrointestinal symptoms, more common in children.

These symptoms typically appear one to four days after exposure to the virus. While most people recover without needing medical treatment, certain groups, such as young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and individuals with chronic health conditions, are at a higher risk of developing serious complications, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, or worsening of pre-existing conditions like asthma.

Consulting with healthcare professionals is essential for proper diagnosis and treatment, especially for individuals at higher risk of complications.