Tuesday, November 10, 2009

HINI Great Info

Good Afternoon to all my friends here at "Welcome To My Little Corner of The World"

I apologize for the delay in keeping you all in touch on what's been going on with me, especially since we moved from the "Smokey Apartment" we are now settled in with a lovely fresh apartment what a delight! Altho it was stressful we got thru it with determination and lots of friends to help move.

Because of the news about the H1N1 and Flu going on this time of year I have included the following article which is of great interest which was sent to me from a dear friend, Thanks Pat

Difference between Cold and Swine Flu Symptoms
Swine Flu
Fever is rare with a cold.
Fever is usually present with the flu in up to 80% of all flu cases. A temperature of 100°F or higher for 3 to 4 days is associated with the flu.
A hacking, productive (mucus- producing) cough is often present with a cold.
A non-productive (non-mucus producing) cough is usually present with the flu (sometimes referred to as dry cough).
Slight body aches and pains can be part of a cold.
Severe aches and pains are common with the flu.
Stuffy Nose
Stuffy nose is commonly present with a cold and typically resolves spontaneously within a week.
Stuffy nose is not commonly present with the flu.
Chills are uncommon with a cold.
60% of people who have the flu experience chills.
Tiredness is fairly mild with a cold.
Tiredness is moderate to severe with the flu.
Sneezing is commonly present with a cold.
Sneezing is not common with the flu.
Sudden Symptoms
Cold symptoms tend to develop over a few days.
The flu has a rapid onset within 3-6 hours. The flu hits hard and includes sudden symptoms like high fever, aches and pains.
A headache is fairly uncommon with a cold.
A headache is very common with the flu, present in 80% of flu cases.
Sore Throat
Sore throat is commonly present with a cold.
Sore throat is not commonly present with the flu.
Chest Discomfort
Chest discomfort is mild to moderate with a cold.
Chest discomfort is often severe with the flu.

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