Swine flu has spreading in India like a mouth of word.  Media has taken up the step to keep the people update on which place it has hit and where it is the worse hit.  Pune is the worse hit, with everyday a new case has been discovered and people are getting more panic .  Government is working very hard to stop the panic between the people.  However, Swine flu has been spreading in such a way that each an every individual is afraid of a small cough or sneeze that hears next to him or if it is himself.   Swine flu has created a big way where people are not able to identify the difference between the Normal flu and Swine Flu.  Any kind of cough or sneeze be it seasonal or normal flu is creating a panic in citizens.

There is difference between a Normal Flu and Swine Flu:


SymptomColdSwine Flu
 
FeverFever is rare with a cold.Fever is usually present with the flu in up to 80% of all flu cases. A temperature of 100°F or higher for 3 to 4 days is associated with the flu.
CoughingA hacking, productive (mucus- producing) cough is often present with a cold. A non-productive (non-mucus producing) cough is usually present with the flu (sometimes referred to as dry cough).
AchesSlight body aches and pains can be part of a cold.Severe aches and pains are common with the flu.
Stuffy NoseStuffy nose is commonly present with a cold and typically resolves spontaneously within a week.60% of people who have the flu experience chills.
ChillsChills are uncommon with a cold.60% of people who have the flu experience chills.
TirednessTiredness is fairly mild with a cold.Tiredness is moderate to severe with the flu.
SneezingSneezing is commonly present with a cold.Sneezing is not common with the flu.
sudden SymptomsCold symptoms tend to develop over a few days. The flu has a rapid onset within 3-6 hours. The flu hits hard and includes sudden symptoms like high fever, aches and pains.
HeadacheA headache is fairly uncommon with a cold.A headache is very common with the flu, present in 80% of flu cases.
Sore ThroatSore throat is commonly present with a cold.Sore throat is not commonly present with the flu.
Chest DiscomfortChest discomfort is mild to moderate with a cold.Chest discomfort is often severe with the flu.

However, we also need to be prepared and also follow the step to prevent and also take cautious step in preventing it.

#  Consultant a Physician
# Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
# Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
# Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. The virus can spread this way.
# Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
# If you get sick with influenza, stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

Due to this many schools, colleges and cinemas halls, street have gone deserted.  Government is recommending to take precaution like wearing a mask and avoiding to visit countries which have been affected.  Take special precaution like:

Proper Sleep
Good Diet
No Stress
Wear Mask
Wash your hands

The best remedy is to consult your physician if you have a fever or cough or sore throat for more than 5 days.

Take Care.


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