Swine Flu

Swine flu or H1N1 flu is a viral infection that causes fever, fatigue and shivering. It is found to have originated in those who had close interactions with pigs, and hence the name.

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Can bronchoscopy help in lung collapse caused due to pneumonia?

Query: Hi doctor, My uncle has been admitted to a hospital, after a week of high-grade fever along with a cough, which gradually increased. They took a chest x-ray and blood tests and confirmed that it is pneumonia, and my uncle was on O2. He was also suspected for swine flu, and we waited for the reports,...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshuman Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) This history seems to be of acute viral pneumonitis, probably due to a new unknown strain or H1N1. Sometimes, cultures may be negative while he can still harbor it. The CT scan is suggestive of ...  Read Full »

Why did I develop Guillain-Barre syndrome after swine flu vaccination?

Query: Hi doctor, I developed Guillain-Barre syndrome after I receive the swine flu vaccine. Can I ask if it would be recommended for me to get the COVID-19 vaccine, or is there any particular vaccine I should avoid? I would appreciate any advice possible.  Read Full »


Dr. Gursimran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your past happening. GBS after a vaccine is a known complication post-vaccination. GBS is a disease that can occur even after an episode of sore throat or diarrhea. So it happens because, after infection, our body makes antibodies that cross-react w...  Read Full »

How to control and prevent swine flu?

Query: Hello doctor, Please tell the best way to how can we control, remove and also prevent the swine flu?  Read Full »


Dr. Srinivas Gunda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Swine flu is caused by a virus called H1N1 and H3N2 group of influenza viruses that are widespread across continents. Since they spread by aerosols, which means that a person having swine flu can spread it by just sneezing and coughing and people around can get infec...  Read Full »

What is the treatment of pneumonitis?

Query: Hi doctor, My 2 and a half year old son had a high fever of 103 for four days. Then he was normal for five days but caught up with a cough and fever of less than 102. The doctor administered antibiotic Cefixime and Ibuprofen for five days, but the cough persisted. Though he appears normal at dayt...  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please resend the attachment. If there is pneumonitis on the X-ray, it is better to admit him as it can spread. Intravenous antibiotics are more effective and the response is quick. We cannot differentiate H1N1 and pneumonia on the X-ray. We need to send the throat swa...  Read Full »

Is my daughter's fever a symptom of dengue or swine flu?

Query: Hi doctor, My 3 year old daughter has a fever for the past three days, and we are giving her Paracetamol. Since yesterday she has running nose and cough. I gave her Crocin twice in the morning three hours back, but her fever is 101.8. Should I give her Meftal P? Is there a possibility of dengue o...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumar Ashutosh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you give her syrup Crocin (Paracetamol) 7 ml, thrice a day Syrup Cetirizine 2.5 ml at bedtime and Otrivin P (Xylometazoline) nasal drops, 2 drops thrice a day, if she has nasal congestion. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start tak...  Read Full »

My uncle is on a ventilator support because of lungs infection. Does he have swine flu?

Query: Hi doctor, My uncle had a high fever for a week, along with a cough, which gradually increased. After no improvements even after taking medicines, we admitted him to a hospital near our place, where they took a chest x-ray and did blood tests. They confirmed it as pneumonia, and he was put on oxyge...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and the details that you have given. His history and available investigations suggest the possibility of swine flu. Swine flu has many variants, and H1N1 is one of them. If H1N1 is negative...  Read Full »

My wife has a fever from three days. Does she require a blood test?

Query: Hello doctor,My wife aged 23 years, with body weight 55 kg, is suffering from fever from three days. Her temperature ranges from 98° F to 102.5° F. The other associated symptoms are sneezing, coughing, headache, mild pain in legs, and debility. Urination and defecation are normal. The medicines th...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the history provided by you, it seems that your wife is suffering from an upper respiratory tract infection which is of a viral origin. Viral infections take four to six days to get alright with proper medication. There is no need to change the antibiotic right ...  Read Full »

My son has a fever since two months. How to get it under control?

Query: Hello doctor,My son, 3 years and 9 months old, is suffering from a fever of 103, cough, and cold since two months. I have given him medications, but the fever is not getting controlled.  Read Full »


Dr. Smit Uttam Janrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If his symptoms are the same since the last two months, you should show him to your nearest pediatric doctor as he needs to be checked for swine flu and acute pharyngitis. Let him drink plenty of water. Complete the course of antibiotics as advised by his doctor. For ...  Read Full »

Is there any vaccine for swine flu?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is 1 year old. We are going to travel to our native place, and I heard that swine flu is epidemic there. So, I am very much scared about it. Kindly suggest some vaccination or a doctor who can provide a solution. How can we save our baby from this kind of disease?  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can vaccinate the baby with the Vaxigrip (inactivated influenza) vaccine for swine flu, two weeks before the travel. Prevent the child from coming into contact with many people at a time. For further queries consult a child health specialist online --> https://icli...  Read Full »

What precautions should I take if I tested positive for swine flu?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a very severe cold with a runny nose and a lot of cough and sneezing. I am taking Amoxicillin with Ibugesic plus for fever. Now, can I take any over-the-counter nasal spray which can give instant relief?  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Parvez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The best home remedy will be to take a steam inhalation four to five times a day. Regarding the nasal spray, taking Nasivion nasal spray (Oxymetazoline), two sprays in each nostril, twice a day for three days might provide some relief. If your symptoms persist consult ...  Read Full »

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