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H1N1 influenza is also known as Swine flu and it is a viral infection. Swine flu is a contagious respiratory disease. Swine flu symptoms are same as seasonal influenza in people. It is originated in pigs and now spreading from person to person. Swine flu spreads in flu seasons just like other common seasonal flu. Swine flu spreads fast from person to person through air with a simple cough and sneeze and causes fever, headache, chills, fatigue and so on. Swine flu is a severe condition which can be life threatening. Swine flu virus sticks on things like tables, chairs, doorknobs and attacks when a person comes in contact with these.

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What Causes H1N1 Influenza :

H1n1 influenza is caused by a virus that infects pigs. This virus mutated in a way such that it can also affect humans. Mutation is a process where the viruses change their genes. Swine flu is very contagious and spread through saliva and mucus particles. This influenza virus enters body through eyes, nose and mouth. Coughing and sneezing releases the germs into air and these germs easily enters other persons through breath. H1N1 virus also rest on hard surfaces like chairs, tables etc, when a person touches them this virus stick to their hands and when he touch his hand near eyes or nose or mouth the virus easily enters the body.

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Symptoms of H1N1 Influenza :

Symptoms of this virus starts 3 days after a person have been exposed to virus and lasts up to 7-8 days. Symptoms are

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Body aches
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of appetite
  • Running nose
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and vomiting

Like the regular flu, swine flu can also lead to more problems like lung infections and breathing problems. Affect of swine flu is severe on infants, children, elder people, and pregnant women and in people with asthma, diabetes, and lung problems.
Good way to avoid swine flu is to get seasonal flu vaccines. There are two types of flu vaccine they are trivalent flu vaccine and quadrivalent vaccine. Easy ways to prevent H1N1 flu are

  • Frequently washing hands with soap or hand sanitizer
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze
  • Avoid going to large gatherings.

When you get sick avoid going out and stay at home until your fever breaks or until you are fine.

How to Identify it :

H1N1flu is the same as normal seasonal flu in general. The severity of the symptoms varies from mild to severe and sometimes requires hospitalization and emergency treatment. In some cases, severe complications such as pneumonia and respiratory failure can cause death. Few signs that H1N1 flu requires immediate treatment include

  • Trouble breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Trouble waking up

Symptoms of flu go away and come back with high fever, cough and cold
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Homeopathy Treatment for H1N1 Influenza :

It is possible to prevent H1N1 influenza with homeopathy. Homeopathic preventive treatment should be given to all healthy people from infants to elder people; it can also be given to pregnant women. Based on symptoms homeopathy can offer an effective treatment to swine flu. Homeopathy treatment focuses on improving immunity to fight against the virus.

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