- sore throat
- runny or stuffy nose
- body aches
- chills and fatigue
- diarrhea and vomiting in some people
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Stacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answeredThe symptoms of H1N1 flu are the same as those of the usual seasonal flu. They include:
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
The symptoms of swine flu, or H1N1, include a fever, cough, sore throat, chills, and muscle aches. People with swine flu may also experience fatigue, low appetite, headaches, and nasal symptoms such as a runny nose or congestion. It may also cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Adults: The symptoms of novel H1N1 influenza are somewhat milder than seasonal influenza. All types of flu present with symptoms very similar to the common cold (sneezing, nasal drainage, stuffy nose, sore throat, and low fever). Symptoms usually appear suddenly and may include a fever of 101 degrees Fahrenheit (°F) or above, cough, muscle aches and pains, headache, sore throat, chills and sweats, loss of appetite, fatigue (tiredness), and malaise (general bad feeling). The fever and body aches can last 3-5 days, and the cough and lack of energy may last for two weeks or more.
Most adults recover from the flu within one or two weeks, but others, especially the elderly and those with compromised immune systems (such as HIV/AIDS or cancer patients) may feel weak and debilitated for several weeks after the infection has gone.
Children: Flu symptoms in school-age children and adolescents are similar to those in adults. However, children may experience vomiting and diarrhea with the flu, which are rare in adults. Influenza infection in preschool children and infants is difficult to diagnose since its symptoms are so similar to infections caused by other viruses.
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The symptoms of H1N1 flu (sometimes called swine flu) are a lot like the regular seasonal flu. They can include:
- Fever or shaking chills.
- Sore throat.
- Body aches.
- Extreme tiredness (fatigue).
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