How do I manage my swine flu on a daily basis?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The most important thing you can do to manage your swine flu (H1N1) is to rest and drink fluids. You should plan to rest for the duration of the fever, if you can. Try not to exert yourself too much too soon. You may want to take over the counter medications such as decongestants for the congestion and ibuprofen or acetaminophen for the fever, headache, sore throat, and body aches. If your doctor has prescribed any medication, make sure you take it as instructed. Be alert for signs that you are developing pneumonia, such as a severe cough, high fever, breathing problems, and pain when you take a breath. If you experience these symptoms you should see your doctor.

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