Sunday, April 2, 2023

Swine flu in children.. A viral infection that affects the immune system



Swine flu:

Swine flu is a viral infection, and it is a disease of the immune system, which is a common cold, but it is severe in its symptoms, whether for adults or children? It spreads, especially during the winter season, and affects the nose and throat. It can also cause some abdominal problems, such as vomiting or diarrhea.

Symptoms:

  • A strong temperature that reaches forty degrees or more and never goes down
  • Severe bouts of dry cough
  • tummy problems
  • headache
  • Runny nose

treatment:

Treatment is usually based on antiviral drugs or medications to reduce the severity of symptoms. It is also advised to rest, drink plenty of fluids, and eat vegetables and fruits to enhance the body's immunity so that it can resist the disease.
It should be mentioned that the high body temperature in the case of swine flu falls within the category of procedures that the body adopts to resist and get rid of the virus, so if children have exceeded six years, the high body temperature does not pose a threat to them as long as it does not exceed 38 and a half degrees, and medicines are not provided at This category of children is only if the temperature continues to rise and exceeds the specified percentage, while the matter is different for infants and children under the age of six years, because the high temperature may pose a greater danger to them.