Pregnant women are at higher risk for swine flu complications and severe illness as compared to other healthy adults. H1N1 flu can cause serious health problems in pregnant women.
Consult your doctor immediately if have flu like illness or have come in close contact with a person who has flu. Antiviral medicines to treat H1N1 flu are recommended for pregnant women who have signs and symptoms of flu.
Get vaccinated with H1N1 flu as it is the best way to protect against swine flu (when vaccines are available). Consult your doctor regarding seasonal flu shot as well. Both the vaccines are recommended as they not only protect you but protect your baby as well who cannot be vaccinated upto 6 months of age.
The H1N1 flu vaccine is considered safe in pregnant women. The regular flu vaccine is being given to pregnant women for many years now and it has been shown to be safe and effective. The H1N1 flu vaccine is made in the same way as the regular flu vaccine.
Consult your doctor immediately if have flu like illness or have come in close contact with a person who has flu. Your doctor may advice Tamiflu® or Relenza® for 10 days to help prevent H1N1 flu.
Everyday steps to protect your health and the health of your family, follow the following steps regularly to protect your and your family’s health;
Consult your doctor immediately if have flu like illness or have come in close contact with a person who has flu. Antiviral medicines to treat H1N1 flu are recommended for pregnant women who have signs and symptoms of swine flu.
If one is pregnant, one must lessen the jeopardy of infections by not entertaining in unnecessary travel and crowd whenever possible.
Pregnant women must religiously follow the suggestions and advices for good hygiene.
If by any chance, any of your family members or other relative is suffering from swine flu, then your doctor may prescribe you to use antiviral medication (usually Relenza) as a prophylactic (preventive) measure.
If you believe that you are suffering from swine flu then you must call your doctor for tests and diagnosis immediately. If at all your doctor confirms your doubt over swine flu, then you’ll be prescribed medications (antivirals) as early as possible.
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