Swine flu is an infection of the nose, throat, and (sometimes) lungs caused by the H1N1 virus.
Below are some questions you may want to ask your childâ€™s doctor or nurse to help you take care of your child.
What are the symptoms of the swine flu?
Can other people become sick from being around my child? How can I prevent that? What should I do if I have other young children at home? How about somebody who is elderly?
When will my child start to feel better? When should I worry that their symptoms have not gone away?
What should my child eat or drink? How much? How will I know if my child is not drinking enough?
What medicines can I buy at the store to help with the symptoms?
Will antibiotics make my child's symptoms go away faster? Are there other (antiviral) medicines that can make the flu go away faster?
How can I keep a child from getting a cold or the flu?
Should my child have a swine flu shot?
Does being around smokers cause my child to get the flu more easily? Can my child take vitamins or herbs to prevent the flu?
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