H1N1 Symptoms and Care

H1N1 Influenza:

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Testing and Treatment
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have the flu?

Symptoms of the flu include:

  • Sudden onset of fever >101 F

    Plus two or more of these symptoms:
  • Chills, muscle aches, weakness
  • Fatigue, sore throat, cough
  • Headache

 

How do I take care of myself or someone else if we have flu symptoms?

  • Get plenty of rest
  • Drink lots of fluids including juice and water
    • Avoid alcohol and caffeine
  • Eat lightly
    • chicken soup, toast, crackers, oatmeal applesauce, anything tolerated without nausea
  • Take over the counter medication to relieve symptoms.
    • Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin (ibuprofen), to relieve fever, headache and body aches
    • Cough Syrup or lozenges to decrease cough
    • Nasal Decongestant
  • Do not smoke

 

When should I seek medical attention?

You should see a doctor or other health care provider if:

  • You have a fever that lasts more than 3-5 days
  • You have difficulty breathing or are having chest pain
  • You experience seizures, confusion, excessive sleepiness
  • You have color changes of your skin, especially in your hands or around your mouth
  • You have vomiting or diarrhea that continues over 24-48 hours.

For information on the novel flu strain H1N1 go to www.cdc.gov/swineflu.