By Terence Stephenson

This name is acceptable for fogeys, and someone else who's occupied with swine flu. by way of the top of this 12 months, specialists estimate that as much as 30 according to cent of kids within the united kingdom can have reduced in size swine flu. but a scarcity of trustworthy information regarding the virus has left many fogeys apprehensive and stressed. This transparent and concise ebook provides the main evidence approximately swine flu, and explains in simple and easy English what each guardian must find out about the virus. the writer, a number one determine within the box of kid overall healthiness, attracts upon his significant event to reply to the most urgent questions, together with: what's swine flu? simply how risky is it? What are the indications? What remedies can be found? Is swine flu extra harmful in young ones and, if this is the case, why? What do we research from previous pandemics? The publication supplies transparent assistance on the place mom and dad within the united kingdom should still opt for aid and recommendation. it is also easy how one can support young children steer clear of contracting swine flu, and an inventory of FAQs with transparent and down-to-earth solutions. This authoritative consultant is a must-read for any mother or father who feels careworn approximately swine flu, or apprehensive approximately how most sensible to guard their baby over the arrival months.

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Paediatric soluble tablets (paediatric dispersible tablets): paracetamol 120 mg. • Oral suspension 120 mg/5 ml (paediatric mixture): paracetamol 120 mg/5ml. Sugar-free versions 62 SWINE FLU – WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW • • can be ordered by specifying ‘sugar-free’ on the prescription. Brands include Calpol Paediatric, Calpol Paediatric sugar-free, Disprol® Paediatric, Medinol® Paediatric sugar-free, Paldesic®, Panadol sugar-free. Oral suspension 250 mg/5 ml (mixture): paracetamol 250 mg/5 ml. Brands include Calpol 6 Plus, Medinol Over 6, Paldesic.

Most cases occurred in previously healthy children and young adults. By 2008, according to the WHO, 385 people around the world had been infected with H5N1 and 243 of them had died. At present, H5N1 is mainly an avian disease and there is little evidence suggesting efficient human-to-human transmission. So far person-to-person spread, if it has occurred, has done so with difficulty. In almost all cases, those infected have had extensive physical contact with infected birds. However, due to the high lethality and virulence of H5N1 and its endemic presence, the H5N1 virus was the world’s pandemic threat in the 2006–07 flu season.

The rash is red, flits about the body and is not so specific as to aid in diagnosis. In children, the illness can also be associated with a ‘heat rash’ because of the raised temperature. This is a fine, pink rash, sometimes slightly raised, which tends to wax and wane as the child’s temperature fluctuates. A rash can also occur as a side-effect of most drugs (Tamiflu, antibiotics, WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF SWINE FLU? 45 ibuprofen) – either looking similar to a heat rash or consisting of raised wheals and itchy blotches like hives or nettle stings.

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