During flu season this year, you might have to wait a long time in a crowded waiting room before you can see your doctor or be seen in an Emergency Room. Some people with the flu need to be seen right away. Other people can often take care of themselves at home just fine. This information may help you better understand the flu and what people like you should do.
But, if you are 18 or above, and think you may have the Swine Flu, you can use this information for recommendations about what to do.
This information is not a substitute for your doctor’s advice. However, this H1N1 (Swine) Flu Self-Evaluation was developed in collaboration with the Emory University School of Medicine and is here to help you understand the flu symptoms you or your family member may be having so that you can make your own health decisions.
This information is only for individuals ages 18 and above. You can find additional information on flu and young adults or children here.
However, for most people with the flu (or flu symptoms — even the Swine Flu), it is a mild illness and the vast majority of people recover on their own. So, the CDC recommends that most people with flu symptoms should:
Visit here to learn more about Seasonal and H1N1 flu symptoms, treatment, and vaccinations.
Here are a few of my other blogs on the Swine Flu topic: