Treatment for H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)


Symptoms
The H1N1 virus produces similar symptoms to the traditional or seasonal influenza. These include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Many people also report nausea and diarrhea.
Treatment
If you are experiencing the above symptoms, please visit your physician, or stop in to our Sevierville, TN office.

Other than seeking medical care, you should stay home and eliminate contact with others as much as possible.

Emergency Warning Signs: When should I see a doctor?
The CDC (Center for Disease Control) suggests that you seek immediate medical treatment if experiencing the following symptoms:

In children, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:

  • Fast breathing or trouble breathing
  • Bluish or gray skin color
  • Not drinking enough fluids
  • Severe or persistent vomiting
  • Not waking up or not interacting
  • Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
  • Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough

In adults, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
  • Sudden dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Severe or persistent vomiting
  • Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough
Treatment is available now at Well-Key Urgent Care.
For more information on h1n1, see the following websites:
Main CDC page on H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
Occupational Health Issues Associated with H1N1 Influenza Virus (Swine Flu) from The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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