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provided …. Provided Provided the patients start the treatment within 48 hours the symptoms appear Those 48 hours are most crucial – and for many patients with H1N1 virus it can be life-saving As we say – those 48 hours could make all the difference – between life and death Let me get this clear you say that anyone with flu symptoms must start with these medicines Are they available in our medical shops like painkillers are Unfortunately these are schedule drugs and that means one can get them only with a doctor’s prescription – to avoid indiscriminate use In the UK these are easily available In India one can get ‘second line anti TB drugs’ more easily than medications for flu In Mumbai I know of only one medical shop these medicines are kept (Source: Wikimedia) That’s ridiculous what about rural areas Please do not ask me this question it is very upsetting Why so is the indiscriminate use of these medicine cause resistance Do these medications have adverse effects on humans The resistance of circulating flu viruses (now seen) to these drugs is low but one never knows what happens in the future Every medicine has some adverse reactions and so do these medications Oseltamivir may cause nausea and vomiting If one has sever skin reaction one must immediately consult the doctor Zanamavir being an inhaler can treat asthma like symptoms Adverse events may includediarrhoea nausea sinusitis nasal signs and symptoms bronchitis cough headache dizziness and ear nose and throat infections But as I say it is double whammy The General Practitioners are not aware that antiviral is not a luxury but a life saving necessity Even antibiotics have sie-effects but we give them to our deserving patients Why not antiviral It is the right of every flu patient from urban and rural area to get these find them easily available in the friendly neighbourhood medical shop All this can be prevented if one takes a flu vaccine right With the spurt in swine flu the Union Health ministry of India has recommended vaccination for healthcare workers Experts including doctors and scientists in the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) say vaccination is still not recommended for the “general public” barring special groups such as children under the age of five elderly and immune-compromised patients besides healthcare workers who are handling patients But I feel that whoever can take the vaccine must take it Centre of Disease Control (CDC USA) recommends a yearly flu vaccination for anyone above six months It gives 60 to 80% protection against flu Symptoms of Swine Flu (Source: Wikipedia) Tell us about the vaccine The injectablevaccine(that also protects us from H1N1) is a “killed virus” vaccine The vaccine that can be inhaled is also available in a nasal spray form which is a “live virus” vaccine As all the other vaccines these work by exposing us to a small dose of the virus which helps our body to develop immunity to the disease This vaccine will not treat an active infection that has already developed in the body Is it safe What do you advise take vaccine and prevent or take medicines when sick Becoming infected with H1N1 is much more dangerous to us than receiving the vaccine to protect against it Most people with H1N1 influenza have recovered but the virus has killed many Like any medicine this vaccine can cause side-effects but the risk of serious side-effects is extremely low Remember there are cases of getting ‘flu’ even after vaccination But the numbers are very few My advice will always be a yearly vaccination but it also depends on people’s attitude some like maintenance management and some ‘crash management’ For your readers’ information vaccines are made freely available in some government hospitals for pregnant women – one can always approach a private hospital for a vaccine that will cost about a thousand rupees So many ‘cures’ of H1N1 appear on social media what do you have to say to that All I can say is that without scientific evidence no one should ‘play’ with their and their loved ones’ health For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top Newsgirlfriend? If we can think of other ‘days’ that are celebrated through the United Nations as a means to do business, electricity, Ajay alias Kallia and Babloo were involved in the incident, 2015 1:16 pm Army troops guarding the border, Is it even possible to write fiction completely removed from oneself and one’s life and circumstances? Do you still watch a lot of television? communication to authorities and subjects,while the RMSA project will focus on the education of students from Class VI to XII.

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