What Ails You: Cold, Flu, or Something Else?
Swine flu or H1N1
Key symptoms: Fever plus nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting
Best fix: Acetaminophen or ibuprofen
The H1N1 virus feels a lot like seasonal flu (although possibly milder), but often comes with gastro issues, which make it even easier to get dehydrated. Drink plenty of fluids, and follow standard flu treatment. Stay home (this flu is highly contagious), and call your doc if you’re in the high risk category or if you’re not better after a week. Any flu can develop into pneumonia.