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How is the swine flu affecting people with asthma?

How is the swine flu affecting people with asthma?

Before the latest flu season had officially gotten under way, the swine flu (or H1N1 virus) was already stealing headlines as it left a trail of fever, aches, and general misery across the country. For people with asthma, watching the swine flu sweep across the nation has been especially nerve wracking.

How did Jack McNeill get the swine flu?

When Jack McNeill, an 18-year-old freshman at Vanderbilt University, developed symptoms of the 2009 H1N1 swine flu in September, his condition quickly deteriorated. “I went to bed on a Tuesday night feeling fine. I woke up the next morning and felt terrible,” he recalls. “I was dizzy, weak, feverish, and simply in a fog.”

What are the symptoms of the swine flu?

The symptoms of the swine flu look a lot like symptoms of the regular flu, so it’s often hard to tell them apart. In general, watch out for these symptoms: Sore throat. Fever. Coughing. Headache. Muscle aches. Nasal congestion.

Can you get H1N1 if you have asthma?

In general, watch out for these symptoms: Because having asthma increases the risk of serious complications from H1N1, call your doctor right away if you have a high fever or are having difficulty breathing. Should everyone with asthma get the H1N1 vaccine? Yes. Just about everyone with asthma should receive the H1N1 vaccine, according to Li.

Before the latest flu season had officially gotten under way, the swine flu (or H1N1 virus) was already stealing headlines as it left a trail of fever, aches, and general misery across the country. For people with asthma, watching the swine flu sweep across the nation has been especially nerve wracking.

The symptoms of the swine flu look a lot like symptoms of the regular flu, so it’s often hard to tell them apart. In general, watch out for these symptoms: Sore throat. Fever. Coughing. Headache. Muscle aches. Nasal congestion.

When Jack McNeill, an 18-year-old freshman at Vanderbilt University, developed symptoms of the 2009 H1N1 swine flu in September, his condition quickly deteriorated. “I went to bed on a Tuesday night feeling fine. I woke up the next morning and felt terrible,” he recalls. “I was dizzy, weak, feverish, and simply in a fog.”

In general, watch out for these symptoms: Because having asthma increases the risk of serious complications from H1N1, call your doctor right away if you have a high fever or are having difficulty breathing. Should everyone with asthma get the H1N1 vaccine? Yes. Just about everyone with asthma should receive the H1N1 vaccine, according to Li.