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Swine Flu Causes Symptoms of Swine flu, How to test Swine Flu, Home Remedies for Swine Flu, What precautions should be taken for Swine Flu, Facts about Swine Flu, How prevent spread of H1N1 flu, what are the causes of H1N1 Swine flu, Sign and Symptoms of H1N1 Swine flu

​​Facts about H1N1 Flu

 ​Delhi has recorded 2,060 cases of Swine Flu. Total 9 deaths have been reported due to ​this in the National capital. States like Gujarat, Rajasthan, Delhi, Maharashtra and Telangana witnessed a rise in number of Swine Flu cases and the figure of those infected with H1N1 virus stands at 11955 till latest report, according to Union Health Ministry. The number of deaths across India due to Swine Flu has crossed 800 mark during this week.

Doctors say it's usually the high risk, low-immunity cases including pregnant women, children below five years, elderly people above 65 years, and those suffering from chronic ailments such as diabetes, hypertension, kidney disorder, chest ailments such as TB and asthma and those using steroids that are more prone to contract the H1N1 virus.

​​​Causes of H1N1

H1N1 flu also known as swine flu is contagious, and it spreads in the same way as the seasonal flu. When people who have it cough or sneeze, they spray tiny drops of the virus into the air. If you come in contact with these drops or touch a surface (such as a doorknob or sink) that an infected person has recently touched, you can catch H1N1 swine flu.

​​​Signs and symptoms of the H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)​​

Swine flu symptoms develop about one to three days after you're exposed to the virus and continue for about seven days and ​They are as follows:

  • ​​​C​ough
  • Fever
  • Sore Throat
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Body aches
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting

Test for Swine flu

​​To maintain the parity for​​ PCR test. It is decided to keep Rs 4,500 as the sealing price. Labs that are charging Rs 3,500 or less will continue to charge the same,- Dr S K Sharma, Director, Health Services (Delhi), said.​ ​Reference Link ​​

Steps for Self Screening

Individuals are asked to perform H1N1 Flu illness self screening, following exposure to a confirmed or suspected case. The following steps are to be conducted for self screening:

​​Step One: Check whether you have symptoms of illness including fever, cough, respiratory problem, sore throat or body ache.

​Step Two: Check your temperature using a standard, good quality thermometer following the manufacturer’s instructions. ​​

​​​​How to prevent the spread of H1N1 Flu?

​​Wash Your Hands:
  • Before eating or preparing food
  • After coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose
  • After using the washroom

Hand washing technique:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. 
  • Rinse well, with hands held downward. 
  • Dry with a paper towel, then use the towel to turn off the faucet
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand cleanser. 
  • Alcohol-based hand cleansers significantly reduce the number of germs
Alternatively, use a hand sanitizer at all times

Spread of germs:

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs often spread when a person touches something contaminated and then touches their eyes, nose or mouth

Avoid close contact with people who are sick

  • Attempt to keep at least three (3) feet or one (1) meter away from ill individuals
  • When sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick
  • Practice respiratory etiquette. 
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, use tissues and dispose them properly. 
  • Wash your hands afterwards

 When to see a Doctor:

If you're generally healthy and develop flu signs and symptoms such as fever, cough and body aches then it is not necessary to see a doctor. Your immune has enough strength to fight with the flu virus. If you're pregnant or having a chronic diseases such as emphysema or a heart condition then you need to see a Doctor.

Home Remedies to Prevent the Swine Flu

Make powder of all the herbs given below in equal proportion and mix it. Take this prepared powder as a herbal tea:
  • Tulsi (Holi Basil)
  • Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
  • Turmeric
  • Garlic
  • Vasa
  • Mulethi (Yastimadhu)
  • Kapoor(Camphor)
  • Nimb
  • Elaichi (Cardamom)
► You can also apply Eucalyptus oil on the opening of nasal cavity to prevent the virus from entering your body.

► Boil Turmeric and Salt in water and gargle when warm.

► Also Please take care of your food Habit.

  Other Home Remedies of Ayurveda:

Mix Kapoor (Camphor) and Elaichi (Cardamom) in equal proportion and make it powdered. Kept this powder in your handkerchief and smell it once in every 2 hours interval. This actually kill the Swine Flu virus. But this remedy is not officially announced by any authority, it is circulated widely on WhatsApp Messenger. Giving try to this remedy doesn't harm you.

Note : Please DON'T REUSE mask and avoid crowded area as much as possible.


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