Ok, Ladies (& Gents), got this info from my hubby and wanted to share. on my part i just think it’s good to be aware…
Know the Difference between a Cold and H1N1 Flu Symptoms:
Fever is rare with a cold.
Fever is usually present with the flu in up to 80% of all flu cases. A temperature of 100Â°F or higher for 3 to 4 days is associated with the H1N1 flu.
A hacking, productive (mucus- producing) cough is often present with a cold.
A non-productive (non-mucus producing) cough is usually present with the H1N1 flu (sometimes referred to as dry cough).
Slight body aches and pains can be part of a cold.
Severe aches and pains are common with the H1N1 flu.
Stuffy nose is commonly present with a cold and typically resolves spontaneously within a week.
Stuffy nose is not commonly present with the H1N1 flu.
Chills are uncommon with a cold.
60% of people who have the H1N1 flu experience chills.
Tiredness is fairly mild with a cold.
Tiredness is moderate to severe with the H1N1 flu.
Sneezing is commonly present with a cold.
Sneezing is not common with the H1N1 flu.
Cold symptoms tend to develop over a few days.
The H1N1 flu has a rapid onset within 3-6 hours. The flu hits hard and includes sudden symptoms like high fever, aches and pains.
A headache is fairly uncommon with a cold.
A headache is very common with the H1N1 flu, present in 80% of flu cases.
Sore throat is commonly present with a cold.
Sore throat is not commonly present with the H1N1 flu…
Chest discomfort is mild to moderate with a cold.
Chest discomfort is often severe with the H1N1 flu.
ds had swine flu and we looked at the hse website and ticked everything off for the symptoms got the other kids vaccinated yesterday – dd5 kicked up something serious before she got the injection 😯 had to get dh to help hold her down to get it, god help any one who picks a fight with her 😆