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meccie
meccie asks:
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Does my son have the swine flu?

Tue nausea and fever doctor said viral wed fever and vomiting with cough doc said viral and respiratory infection gave amox 400 mg and cough med with codeine Thur no fever,cough or nausea Fri no cough,fever or nausea but moderate diarrhea should i take him to hospital
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> 60 days ago

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Wayne Yankus
Jun 15, 2009
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What the Expert Says:

Many viruses mimic one another.  your physician saw and diagnosed his condition.  While H1N1 or swine flu has all of the above signs and symptoms, what really counts is what is going on in school and in the community.  your medical home is the best judge.  regardless, he is improving. Keep washing hands!

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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kat_eden
kat_eden , Parent writes:
Hi meccie,

I'm sorry your little guy's not feeling well. As much as everyone here would love to help, it's just not safe to get medical advice like this from the Internet. Your doctor has seen your son and is really the only person qualified to recommend next steps. Hopefully you can avoid a trip to the hospital by giving your doctor a call and letting him know what's going on. He should be able to tell you whether or not your son needs to be hospitalized - but really no one here should.

Good luck and hope he's feeling better soon!
Kat
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Loddie1
Loddie1 , Parent writes:
It sounds like the virus is taking its course. Make sure you give him some hydration. Pedialite or Gatorade are good products to give. A virus will take usually a week or so to get out of the system. If he gets worse or runs a high temp again then take him back to the doctor. Rest and fluids are the most imp. thing to give in any kind of flu. Complications arise when dehydration starts.
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hotmusicmommy
hotmusicmommy writes:
My daughter too had the swine. It's a terrible experience, especially when its a baby.

Have you looked at the website: <a href="http://www.swineflukids.com">www.swineflukids.com</a>
Swine Flu Kids They have some really great home remedies that are gentle for little ones. I downloaded their book and was very satisfied with it. Good luck!
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