H1N1 or swine flu is flu that is very much season to seasonal fever flu but it is much more dangerous for human because human body has no immunity against this flu and its virus. If we talk about h1n1 flu symptoms it can be very much similar to seasonal cold flu that’s why identifying Swine flu can be very difficult just by symptoms. However few h1n1 flu symptoms are there that indicate about the infection of swine-flu and you can suspect h1n1 flu if you find following h1n1 flu symptoms in patient.
H1N1 flu symptoms
High Fever: Usually patient get very high fever just like season flu but the most uncommon thing in this h1n1 flu and season flu is that sometime fever completely goes away in this infection that is not the case in seasonal flu.
Cough, runny nose or stuffed nose: Patient may have serious coughing problem and he may have continues running nose or stuffed nose and this all makes it very difficult for patient to feel relaxation.
Sore Throat: Patient may have continuous sore throat and none of the medication of sore throat work on him.
Headache, body ache: patient may have continuous headache and body ache and sometime this can go beyond the limitation of a person and person feel helpless.
Chills: Person may feel extreme chillness even in hotter environment; it is also a symptom of malaria that’s why you may confuse it with malaria also.
Extreme fatigue or tiredness: Every patient of normal flu feels fatigue and tiredness but in h1n1 it goes extreme and patient find it impossible to do anything without taking a help from any one.
Neurological problem: Patient may get temporarily disturbed mind and he may talk something nonsense or he may act weird that he never do in normal condition.
Vomiting or diarrhea: It is very common in h1n1 patients and if you find it with other symptoms of flu you can safely suspect h1n1 in patient.
These are few very common initial symptoms of swine flu and a patient may show 3 or more symptoms at initial infection but as said above human body has no immunity against this virus so if you don’t treat it well in initial 3 to 5 days patient may get worse and then following symptoms may appear in patient and these advance stage symptoms can be different in children and adults.
H1N1 flu symptoms In children
Hard and fast breathing: children breathe in faster speed and feel it very difficult to breath.
Skin color turn in to blue: Slowly skin color turn in to blue or you find few blue spot on skin.
Not drinking fluid and not eating: Children stop eating and drinking when they get in this condition of h1n1 flu.
No tears when crying: Tears don’t come out from eyes, even when a child cries badly.
H1N1 flu symptoms In Adults
Problem in breathing: patient may find it very difficult to breath and he take very short breaths compare to normal condition.
Chest or Abdomen Pain: H1N1 first affect breathing and lungs so patient may have serious pain in chest and sometime in abdomen also.
Dizziness: Patient may feel sudden dizziness and sometime it can be regular too in patients.
Continuous Vomiting: It is another symptom of h1n1 flu and patient either continuously vomits or he always feels like that.
If you find any of the above h1n1 flu symptoms in your patient than without any delay you shall visit hospital where a high level test can verify that this flu is normal flu or swine flu and patient get treatment on time.