Monday, October 19, 2009

Achooooo it's the Flu

Now the problem is do you have the regular flu or Type A, more specifically H1N1. It is highly suggested that people in a high risk category not only get the regular flu shot but also the H1N1 shot. If you have a preexisting condition, it is suggested that you get the shot not the nasal spray. (So be sure to check with the doctor prior to getting inoculated.

GO SEE your doctor if you:
Have a fever
Body Aches
Runny nose
Sore throat

Some tips on staying healthy:
Cough &/or sneeze into your sleeve
Wash your hands with soap and water. If necessary use hand sanitizers.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth,
If you feel ill STAY HOME.

Emergency warning:
in kids
Fast or trouble breathing
Blueish skin color
Not drinking enough fluids
Not waking up or interacting
Irritable to be point of not wanting to be touched
Flu symptoms improve and then return with fever & cough
Fever with a rash

in adults
Trouble breathing or shortness of breath
Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
Sudden dizziness
Severe or persistent vomiting

If someone in your family has H1N1 you should speak with your doctor about receiving Tamiflu, particularly if you are pregnant.

Until next time, when we can chit-chat again!

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