Swine Flu (H1N1 Influenza): Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

Spread of the flu can be prevented with following measures
  • Washing hands regularly with soap and water
  • Ensuring cleanliness regularly
  • Covering mouth and nose while coughing and sneezing
  • Stay indoors if you are not feeling well
  • Reduce exposure to household
  • Avoid sharing food, utensils and other articles with infected person
  • Taking H1N1 vaccination

Watch Out

  • Breathing difficulty with chest pain.
  • Blue coloured skin around the mouth (cyanosis) caused by lack of oxygen.

When to See Doctor

Consult a doctor if following conditions are seen
  • Pneumonia like condition
  • Dehydration
  • Shortness of breath
  • High fever

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