There are plenty of swine flu symptoms to be on the lookout for! Hundreds of people all over the world have come down with the H1N1 or Swine Flu. The reason for concern is the fact that there have been many deaths due to this disease and the fear of an epidemic or pandemic has gripped the hearts of many. It is therefore important to take many precautionary measures to curb the infection. This includes personal hygiene, keeping away from crowds, wearing facemasks or N95 respirators, washing one’s hands regularly and keeping the environment clean.
Swine flu symptoms are very similar to the regular influenza – sneezing, coughing, body ache, headache, sore throat and fever. But there are many signs that will tell you if you are infected or not. In children you have to look for the following:
* Difficulty in breathing
* Persistent fever
* Coughing and sneezing
* Dizziness and fatigue
* Blue or grey skin color
In adults the symptoms are”
* Pain in the chest and abdomen
* Acute respiratory distress
* Lethargy and loss of energy
* Persistent vomiting
* Body ache and headache
* Cough and sneezing
* Diarrhea, shivering etc
A person can easily get infected by touching a surface that has been infected by the H1N1 virus and then touching the eyes, mouth and nose. This will tell you how important it is for you to be in a safe environment. The Smittstopp spray that has been developed in Sweden guarantees a long term protection from viruses and bacteria. This is due to the “electrostatic attraction” technology used. The spray adheres and bonds very strongly to any surface material and coats it with a layer of cationic polymer that is positively charged. This layer in turn attracts the anionic microorganisms that are negatively charged to it, killing them the instant they get stuck to the surface. This safe way of destroying the viruses present in the air is most effective.
The Smittstopp spray is so effective that it lasts on clothes even after 20 washes! Common cleaners should not be sprayed over the Smittstopp spray because these cleaners are usually negatively charged and will neutralize the effects of the Smittstopp spray. All surfaces should be kept clean for maximum effect. The spray also acts as a disinfectant and cleaner that removes grease, fat and dirt from all surfaces.
Most public places like bus terminals, libraries, shopping malls, schools and other educational institutions should make it compulsory to use the Smittstopp spray over all surfaces that are frequently touched, like taps, switches, door knobs, handles, stair railings, table tops, phone booths, flush handles etc. to ensure complete protection against infection of the swine flu virus.
Since the swine flu virus spreads from person to person it is important to keep away from public places and keeping one’s face mouth and nose covered. Use of medication is necessary the moment swine flu symptoms are noticed.
Swine flu symptoms to be on the lookout for are mentioned in this article and it is wise to be on your guard at all times. An early detection of these symptoms and if correct medication is administered the chances of survival are high. Panic at a time like this does not help. One has to realize that common sense and personal hygiene are two of the most effective steps towards fighting the infection. Check your symptoms daily. You are at greater risk if you are pregnant, you have another serious illness, and your condition deteriorates.