Thursday, February 15, 2007


Dr Roho said...

January is almost over and we have had very few cases of influenza - 4 in December and 4-6 cases last week. Influenza (what I call the "true flu") begins with the sudden onset of fever (102-104), runny nose, scratchy sore throat, body aches and fatigue along with a brassy cough. Treatment is primarily fluids, fever reducers and plenty of rest. There is a specific medicine called Tamiflu if the illness is diagnosed within 24-48 hours. Secondary infections such as pneumonia can occur when new symptoms such as shortness of breath develop several days into the illness. This illness often lasts 4-7 days. Stomach flu is really called "gastroenteritis" and causes vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Treatment is fluids to prevent dehydration. More next month.

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