What treatment is used for H1N1?

What treatment is used for H1N1?

What treatment is used for H1N1?

Antiviral agents prevent, shorten, and reduce the severity of flu. Antiviral agents used for treatment and prevention of swine flu are oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza). Swine flu is resistant to amantadine (Symmetrel) and rimantadine (Flumadine).

Does Tamiflu cure H1N1?

Yes. Children can take antiviral drugs. TamifluĀ® is FDA-approved for use in children 1 year of age or older. For the 2009 H1N1 flu emergency, FDA has authorized TamifluĀ® to be used for treatment or prevention of 2009 H1N1 influenza infections in children younger than 1 year old.

What is the incubation period for H1N1?

The known incubation period for H1N1 swine flu ranges from 1 to 4 days, with the average around 2 days in most individuals, but some individuals, it may be as long as 7 days. The contagious period for adults starts about 1 day before symptoms develop and lasts around 5 to 7 days after the person develops symptoms.

What type of isolation is needed for H1N1?

Recommended measures for care of patients with suspected or confirmed H1N1 influenza include the following: Place patients in a single-patient room with the door kept closed. An airborne-infection isolation room with negative-pressure air handling can be used, if available.

Is it possible to catch H1N1 twice?

Is it possible to catch A(H1N1) twice? Yes, because the virus can mutate (change). If you become infected with the swine flu virus, your body produces antibodies against it, which will recognize and fight off the virus if the body ever meets it again.

What steps can someone take to prevent or treat H1N1 influenza?

H1N1 (Swine Flu) Prevention and Treatment

  • Covering your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze.
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Trying to avoid close contact with sick people.

How Can H1N1 be prevented from spreading?


  1. Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently. Use soap and water, or if they’re unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  2. Cover your coughs and sneezes. Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow.
  3. Avoid touching your face. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  4. Clean surfaces.
  5. Avoid contact.

Does H1N1 need isolation?

Is Tamiflu banned in some countries?

Japan officials said the anti-flu drug Tamiflu should not be given to teenagers, after two boys aged 12 and 16 broke their legs jumping from the second floor of their houses.

How long are you contagious with H1N1?

People with H1N1 flu virus infection should be considered potentially contagious one day before the onset of symptoms and as long as they are symptomatic, and possibly up to 7 days following the onset of illness. Children, especially younger children, might be contagious for longer periods.

Why do I keep getting the flu over and over?

It is possible to get sick regularly when the immune system is not functioning correctly. The reason for this is that the body is unable to fight off germs, such as bacteria, properly. If an infection occurs, it can take longer than usual to recover.

Is there a vaccine for H1N1?

The same flu vaccine that protects against seasonal flu also protects against the H1N1 swine flu strain. You can get it as a shot or as a nasal spray. Either way, it “teaches” your immune system to attack the real virus.

How long does it take to recover from H1N1?

How long does the swine flu last? In uncomplicated infections, swine flu typically begins to resolve after three to seven days, but the malaise and cough can persist two weeks or more in some patients. Severe swine flu may require hospitalization that increases the length of time of infection to about nine to 10 days.

Is it possible to catch H1N1 twice give three statements?

What’s worse flu A or B?

Type A influenza is generally considered worse than type B influenza. This is because the symptoms are often more severe in type A influenza than in type B influenza. Type A influenza is more common than type B influenza. Researchers suggest that most adults have considerable immunity against type B influenza.