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Symptoms of Swine Flu and Their Comparison with Cold or Sinus Infection

Swine flu or swine influenza is a viral infection caused by H1N1 strain of virus. Swine flu and cold or sinuses are two different diseases that have almost identical symptoms. Two diseases can be differentiated on the basis of aches, chest discomfort, chills, coughing, fever, headache, sneezing, sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, sudden symptoms and tiredness.

Symptoms of swine flu and their comparison with cold or sinus infection

Awadhesh Kishore and Rakhi Sharma*

Sarvoday Mahavidyalaya, Chaumuhan-281406, Mathura (INDIA)

*Institute for Development of Technology for Rural Advancement, Mathura-281004 (INDIA)

Summary:

Swine flu or swine influenza is a viral infection caused by H1N1 strain of virus. Swine flu and cold or sinuses are two different diseases that have almost identical symptoms. Two diseases can be differentiated on the basis of aches, chest discomfort, chills, coughing, fever, headache, sneezing, sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, sudden symptoms and tiredness.

Keywords:

Aches, Chest discomfort, Chills, Cold Coughing, Diseases, Fever, H1N1 Virus, Sinus infection, Sneezing, Sore throat, Stuffy or runny nose, Swine flu, Swine influenza, Symptoms

Swine flu or swine influenza is a viral infection caused by H1N1 strain of virus. Swine flu & cold or sinuses are different diseases that have very identical signs. As the treatments of diseases are different, therefore, it is necessary to differentiate both the diseases on the basis of their signs at early stages. Delayed differentiation of diseases may cause increased troublesome, time of recovery & expenses of medication.

Swine flu:

High susceptible Groups:

Young children  & the elders are usually thought to be most at susceptible for serious infections. babies under age 2 years elderly, pregnant ladies & people with chronic medical issues, such as chronic lung illness, like asthma, heart issues, diabetes, & immune-suppression are identified to be more susceptible for this illness. Kids & adults with obesity are simple and soft targets of swine flu.

Symptoms:

Like seasonal flu, signs of swine flu infections include fever, which is usually high, cough with stuffy nose, body & headaches, extreme fatigue or tiredness, sometimes diarrhea & vomiting & sore throat.

Serious Signs:

More serious signs are those that indicate that a patient with swine flu needs urgent medical consideration. Serious swine flu signs fast breathing with troublesome, de-coloration of skin to be bluish or grey, extreme or persistent vomiting, not drinking water & other fluids & not waking up or interacting or very high irritability. If the of swine flu signs are improved but again return with fever & worse cough is as well as a serious swine flu symptom.

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