The symptoms of Swine flu are same as the symptoms of normal flu and include fever of over 100.4°F, lack of appetite, fatigue and cold. Some people with swine flu have also reported with runny nose, nausea, vomiting, sore throat and diarrhea. Nearly everyone with flu has at least two of these symptoms.
How to identify that you have swine flu or normal cold?
An indication: When you have the flu, you feel flu symptoms sooner than you would feel cold symptoms, and they come on with much greater intensity. With the flu, you may feel very lethargic and fatigued for up to 2 to 3 weeks. You will have muscle aches, joint pain and session of chills and sweats as fever comes and goes. You may also have a stuffy or runny nose, sore throat and headache.
Evaluate cold symptoms with swine flu symptoms
The below chart can help you compare cold symptoms with flu symptoms. Use it to lean the differences and similarities between flu and cold symptoms. And if you get flu symptoms, rush to get medical aid as soon as possible.
|Fever||Rare||Characteristic, high 100-102 degrees F); lasts 3-4 days|
|General aches, pains||Slight||Usual; often severe|
|Fatigue, Weakness||Quite mild||Can last up to 2-3 weeks|
|Extreme Exhaustion||Never||Early and prominent|
|Chest Discomfort, Cough||Mild to moderate; cough||Common; can become severe|
You cannot confirm if you have swine flu just based on your symptoms. Like seasonal flu, pandemic swine flu can cause neurological symptoms in children. These events are rare, but, as cases associated with seasonal flu have shown, they can be very severe.