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What Do I Do If My Child Is Sick And I’m Worried About Swine Flu?

What should I
do if I get sick?

If you live in areas where swine influenza cases have been identified
and your child becomes ill with influenza-like symptoms, including
fever, body aches, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, or vomiting or
diarrhea, you may want bring your child in for evaluation – particularly
if you are worried about his/her symptoms. We will then be able
to determine whether influenza testing or treatment is needed.

If you or your child are sick, you should stay home and avoid contact
with other people as much as possible to keep from spreading your
illness to others.

If you or your child become ill and experience any of the following
warning signs, seek emergency medical care.

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

  • Fast breathing or trouble breathing
  • Bluish skin color
  • Not drinking enough fluids
  • 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
  • Fever with a rash

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

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