Monday, October 19, 2009

Got Swine Flu? Stay home.

Posted By on Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 3:57 PM

Listen up: Unless you are pregnant or under two years of age -- physically, not mentally -- stay your happy ass at home if you think you have the flu.

You don't need someone to tell you that you've got the flu. If you've got the symptoms, assume you've got the crud and quarantine yourself. That means: Don't go to the emergency room either.

... swine flu has many on edge and wondering should you go the ER if you have symptoms? Dr. Gouzenne says it depends. "I have a muscle ache and I don't feel good, I have a runny nose, a little fever, you don't need to come to the hospital for that," says Gouzenne. She adds, "You don't need a piece of paper that says you have H1N1."

But there are two exceptions-- folks that should head to the ER with even slight symptoms. Dr. Gouzenne explains, "Pregnant women seem to be at very high risk with this virus". And she also points out, "kids under the age of two, boy it's hitting them hard."

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