Thursday, April 30, 2009

How To Recognize The Mexican Swine Flu Side Effects

All Americans need to know the Mexican Swine Flu Side Effects. This deadly virus is spreading quickly. Over 300 schools were closed today in Texas for two weeks because of the Mexican Swine Flu.

The first thing that you need to recognize is a spike in fever. A fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit is enough to be the Mexican Swine Flu. I know that it does not seem like a very high fever but it is one of the first symptoms that you will notice.

Other symptoms of the Mexican Swine Flu include: headache, achy joints, general fatigue and cough. If you have a combination of more than two of these symptoms you should see a doctor.

Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue and throw the tissue away. This is a deadly virus. Your immune system may be able to handle it but the immune system of others may not.

Wash your hands often and avoid high risk areas such as places were you may come in contact with pigs, farms and petting zoos. Also avoid people that have recently traveled to Mexico. Try to avoid plane travel if you can because the air is re circulated in the cabin.

If you notice the Mexican Swine Flu side effects, go see a doctor immediately.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

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Swine Flu Map

Here is a link to the Swine Flu Map of individuals infected with the swine flu throughout the world.

The Swine Flu Map shows where the flu started in Mexico and where it has traveled. We have no idea how fast the swine flu can or will travel.

Reports from the government indicate that the flu is less deadly in places outside of Mexico, but we still do not know if this is true and if so why is it true? Possibly Americans have stronger immune systems or something, no one really knows. Also, may be it will be just as deadly but it is working slower than we thought. Americans have easy access to preventative drugs such as Tamiflu and Relenza.

If you are sick, do not expose others, stay inside and cough or sneeze into a tissue and then throw it away. Wash your hands numerous times throughout your day.

Click here for the Swine Flu Map.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

How To Care For Someone That Has Swine Flu

You should know how to care for someone that has swine flu just in case. The first thing that you need to do is recognize the symptoms.

Symptoms of Swine Flu - Symptoms of the swine flu may include some or all of the following: spike in fever 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or above, cough, headache, aching joints, nasal congestion, general fatigue. You can also have other symptoms such as vomiting.

Get Them To The Doctor - The swine flu can be deadly so the sooner your friend or loved one sees a doctor the better. A doctor can prescribe flu drugs such as Tamiflu or Relenza to reduce the flu symptoms. This is essential for a healthy recovery.

Wear Masks - Both you and your sick loved one should wear masks. It is imperative that you learn how to care for someone that has swine flu properly so that the virus is not spread.

Wash Your Hands - Wash your hands often throughout your day and wash them thoroughly. Sing the happy birthday song while you are washing your hands to make sure that you have washed them thoroughly. If you cannot wash your loved ones hands in a sink, you can use hand wipes or hand sanitizing gel.

Medication - Make sure they take their prescribed medication at the correct time and for the dosage specified by the doctor. Tamiflu normally is taken twice per day for 5 days.

Tissues - Make sure that your loved one has plenty of clean tissues to cough and sneeze into and a plastic bag to throw them away in.

Flu Virus - The flu virus only lasts on surfaces for a few hours. However, you should still clean surfaces that are regularly touched by your sick loved one such as door handles, light switches, toilets, and sinks.

Keep them Indoors - Keep your sick loved one away from others. Tell everyone not to come in your home. Do not take your loved one out unless it is to the doctor. Do not let them go out until all of their symptoms have subsided. This flu is highly contagious and deadly. It may not be deadly for your loved one but if they gave it to someone else, it could kill them.

Now you know how to care for someone that has swine flu properly.

Swine Flu Questions and Answers

This article should cover all of your swine flu questions with appropriate answers.

How Do People Catch The Swine Flu?

Just like the seasonal flu, the swine flu is passed from person to person via nasal secretions or coughing secretions. Air born particles land on someone else or on a surface and then they are touched by someone else who then touches their nose or mouth.

The swine flu can also be passed from pigs to humans. People the work in close proximity to pigs can get the swine flu even if they never touch a pig.

How Can I Avoid Getting The Swine Flu?

Washing your hands and avoiding high risk areas and people is the best prevention. Do not touch your face unless you just washed your hands. Avoid high risk areas such as pig farms, petting zoos and Mexico or people that have recently arrived from Mexico. If you are unable to wash your hands use a hand sanitizer gel or wipes.


If you are a health care professional working with patients you should wear a mask or if you are in Mexico.

What Are The Symptoms Of Swine Flu?

A sudden spike in fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, cough, headache, aching joints, nasal congestion and general fatigue. If you experience any combination of these symptoms please see your doctor or health care professional.

What Should I Do If I Get Sick?

Go and see your doctor immediately. Avoid other people. Cough or sneeze into a tissue and then throw it away. Take a supply of tissues with you. If you find yourself without a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow to stop the spread of the virus.

Do not go to work or school until your symptoms have gone away, you do not want to spread the virus. This virus can be deadly.

Is There a Test For Swine Flu?

Yes, your doctor can do a flu test in their office. They normally take a swab from your nose and they results are almost instant. The test tells you whether you have the flu or not and may not be able to tell you the specific kind of flu. Your doctor will pass your flu results along to your county for further determination.

How Sick Can You Get From The Swine Flu?

Most people have symptoms similar to a regular seasonal flu for 7-14 days. Most people recover. Some people die. So far there have been over 100 deaths in Mexico and an unknown amount in the U.S. due to the recent outbreak of the swine flu.

Is There A Vaccine For The Swine Flu?

No, however there are medications such as Tamiflu and other flu drugs that significantly reduce symptoms.

How To Avoid Swine Flu

If you have been wondering how to avoid the swine flu, there are things that you can do to protect yourself. The swine flu is transmitted to people who work in close proximity with farm animals such as pigs. People can then transmit the virus to other humans by nasal secretions and coughing. To protect yourself you need to avoid high risk areas and wear protective masks when you believe you are in a high risk area.

TRAVELERS FROM MEXICO - People recently returning from Mexico (last two weeks) should be considered high risk. If they have not developed symptoms within 2 weeks of their return from Mexico, they are probably safe from the swine flu virus. Avoid individuals that have recently returned from Mexico.

TRAVEL TO MEXICO - Unless it is an emergency, you should not travel to Mexico at this time. There are a large number of swine flu outbreaks in Cancun and Mexico City. If you are required to travel to these areas you should wear a face mask and not touch other people. No handshaking, kissing or hugging in these high risk areas. You can practice how to avoid the swine flu.

FARMS - You should also avoid farms that have pigs and birds. The swine flu is a mixture of the swine flu and avian flu. Additional areas to avoid are petting zoos and other places where pigs are in the public view.

WASH HANDS - Wash your hands thoroughly and with soap for the length of the happy birthday song. You should wash your hands many times a day but especially before touching your face, eating and after you have used the bathroom.

PREVENTION - If you are sick (even if you don't think you have the swine flu) cough and sneeze into a tissue and then throw the tissue away. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow instead of into your hands.

You can learn how to avoid the swine flu and practice it.

Monday, April 27, 2009

How To Prepare For A Swine Flu Pandemic or Epidemic

Everyone in America needs to know how to prepare for a swine flu pandemic or epidemic. Our government is not going to screen travelers from Mexico or close the Mexican border to protect us, so we need to protect ourselves.

RESTRICT TRAVEL TO MEXICO - Do not travel to Mexico right now unless you absolutely must. If you do travel to Mexico, do not shake hands, wear a mask, wash your hands often and if possible wear gloves. Remember to wash your hands throughout the day and do not touch your nose or mouth.

PROTECT OTHERS - If you are sick you need to stop the spread of the virus with you. Try not to go out in public. When you sneeze or cough do it in a tissue or into your elbow and then throw the tissue away. Avoid shaking hands. Watch your hands often throughout the day.

AVOID AIR TRAVEL - The air in an airplane is re-circulated. Because the swine flu is transmitted through the air it is a dangerous place to be right now. You need to know how to prepare for a swine flu pandemic or epidemic.

CLOSE THE BORDERS - Demand that our government close the border with Mexico. Do not have contact with someone that has come from Mexico or Mexico City in the last two weeks. Anyone traveling from Mexico right now is considered high risk.

WASH HANDS - Washing your hands and not touching your nose and mouth are the number one things you can do to protect yourself.

You should also avoid high risk areas, such traveling to Mexico, having contact with someone that just came from Mexico and being around sick people.

We all need to learn how to prepare for a swine flu pandemic or epidemic.

How To Recognize The Symptoms of The Swine Flu

Everyone needs to know how to recognize the symptoms of the swine flu. It is critical for you to recognize the symptoms and get proper medical care hopefully within 72 hours of diagnosis. You also need to protect those around you from getting the swine flu. There have been 20 cases of swine flu in the last week in the United States of America and many more cases in Mexico City, Mexico and other parts of the world.

HIGH FEVER - A sudden spike in fever is the number one symptom of swine flu. If you have a sudden spike in fever above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, you should be considered.

COUGH - A cough starting before during or after your high fever or other symptoms.

HEADACHE - A headache during the time of other symptoms of swine flu.

ACHING JOINTS - Aching joints that appear before, during or after other symptoms of swine flu especially the spike in fever.

NASAL CONGESTION - Nasal Congestion that starts during other symptoms of the swine flu.

GENERAL FATIGUE - General fatigue during the time of other symptoms.

Everyone needs to know how to recognize the symptoms of swine flu to prevent the spread of the flu and get to a doctor quickly.

DIAGNOSIS - Testing on nasal or cough secretions and blood tests can diagnosis the swine flu.

TREATMENT - Doctors are using flu medications under strict medical care.

PREVENTION - Wash your hands often. Do not shake hands with people if you are in a high risk area such as Mexico City, Mexico or around farm animals. The swine flu can be passed to humans from pigs when they are working in close proximity to the pigs. The swine flu can be passed from human to human by nasal or cough secretions .

To protect yourself and your family you need to know how to recognize the symptoms of the swine flu.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

How To Avoid Salmonella Poisoning

Everyone on the planet needs to know how to avoid salmonella poisoning. It can make you sick and it can kill infants and the elderly. It is also best to prevent something from contaminating you than it is to treat it.

HAND WASHING - Hand washing is very important. It is very important that everyone was their hands before eating or preparing food. You should also wash your hands periodically throughout your day. Wash your hands after using the rest room, taking out the trash, coughing or blowing your nose. Make sure that you wash your hands thoroughly with soap. Experts suggest that you sing the Happy Birthday song while wash to make sure that you wash long enough. Everyone can learn how to avoid salmonella poisoning.

RESTAURANTS - Of course you always want to eat in a restaurant that is clean but looking clean does not always mean that it is sanitary. Make sure that all of the foods you eat at a restaurant are cooked all the way through. Pregnant women should not eat raw foods or sushi.

COOKING WITH EGGS - Eggs can have salmonella on the outside of the shell and on the inside. When you are cooking with eggs make sure that you wash your hands and anything that came in contact with the egg or your hands. Cook eggs or food containing eggs thoroughly. Do not eat foods that contain raw egg.

CHICKEN, POULTRY, MEAT SAFETY - Be very careful when you are cooking with meats. Clean off every surface that comes in contact with the meat with a disinfectant. Wash the utensils and plates that touched the raw meat. Be extra careful if you consume meat, especially chicken while you are in a foreign country. Make sure that it is cooked thoroughly. Do not eat raw meat.

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES - Fruit and vegetables can contain salmonella poison also. Wash all fruits and vegetables thoroughly before consuming. Use a scrub brush and dish washing soap if you need to. My grandmother soaks all of her fruits and vegetables in water with bleach in it. Do not assume that organic fruits and vegetables are clean, the opposite could be true, wash all fruits and vegetables. Some fruits such as cantaloupe are known to sometimes have salmonella on the outside of their rind. Wash them thoroughly with soap and water before you cut into the cantaloupe.

If we spread the word instead of the germs everyone can learn to avoid salmonella poisoning.

Friday, April 24, 2009

How To Prevent Swine Flu

Everyone is wondering how to prevent swine flu.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there are very few cases of swine flu in the U.S. each year. There are documented cases of pigs passing the flu to humans and then humans passing the flu to other humans.

The flu is normally prevalent during the fall and winter season just as flu is for humans. It is normally passed to humans that are in close proximity to pigs either at a farm, county fair, petting zoo. The human that comes in contact with it can then pass it to other humans.

Wash your hands thoroughly if you have been in contact with farm animals at any location.

You should also use caution when coming in contact with anyone that has entered this country from another country in the last two weeks.

If we work together we can prevent swine flu.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Music Soothes Your Soul

Music Soothes Your Soul

One of the best things that you can do for your body is to use music to soothe your soul. Music is an excellent stress reliever for humans of all ages and walks of life. Whether you are listening to classical Bach or Mozart or pop hits that you can sing along to, you are relaxing your body and giving yourself a great "pick me up".

Turn music on in the car when the kids are cranky and watch as they instantly are relieved. Music is excellent for babies, even the ones still in the womb. Classical music by Mozart is mathematically correct and proven to stimulate the brain. It is an excellent way to give your baby a boost by playing classical music as often as you possibly can.

If you are unable to listen to music while you are at work, you should try to take a break and go out to your car and listen to your favorite music. Sing along to your favorite tune and watch your blues go away.

Music should be enjoyed every day to soothe your soul.