New Delhi. In India, the cases of corona have started decreasing now, but on the contrary, the cases of swine flu have increased a lot this time. Patients suffering from swine flu are coming to the fore in many states including Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Delhi. The special thing is that even in swine flu patients, symptoms of corona like fever, cough, headache, body ache, sore throat etc. are visible. In such a situation, it is also becoming difficult to differentiate between swine flu and corona patients without investigation.
based in delhi Apollo Hospital Senior Consultant in the Department of Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology Dr. Rajesh Chawla news18 hindi Let us tell in a conversation that this time swine flu has spread rapidly. People of all ages are coming among the patients of swine flu. Symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache, fatigue are seen in these patients. The special thing is that the oxygen level of swine flu patients is also falling. This was seen during the infection of the delta variant of the corona, although there have been no problems of oxygen deficiency in the patients after the exposure to the Omicron variant of the corona.
Dr. Rajesh says that if a patient is showing symptoms of corona, but after getting tested, corona is coming negative in the report, then such patients may have swine flu. In such a situation, it is necessary that they also get tested for swine flu and consult a doctor. In the last few days, such patients are coming to the hospital who are corona negative but they have the same symptoms as corona. When they are tested, they are infected with swine flu. Some patients of swine flu are also in need of ventilator and ICU.
Follow covid rules to avoid swine flu
Dr. Chawla says that people should take precaution about swine flu like the methods of prevention were adopted during corona. Cleanliness should be taken care of. The nose and mouth should be covered with a mask or any cloth. Cover your mouth and nose whenever you sneeze or cough. Do not touch eyes, nose and mouth with hands.
this is the cure
Dr. Chawla says that elderly, pregnant women, patients of hypertension or diabetes need to take special precautions. Along with this, do not delay treatment in case of swine flu because it can be critical and fatal. If someone has mild symptoms of swine flu, then he can be treated at home. Give more and more liquid to such a patient. On the other hand, if there are chronic symptoms, then take the patient to the hospital. Also keep checking the oxygen level of the swine flu patient. In case of less, contact the doctor immediately.
Tags: corona virus, swine flu
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 02, 2022, 15:34 IST