Swine flu is one of the most serious conditions that can be developed by really anyone nowadays. The reality is that this disease can cause fear, as in its initial phases, swine flu symptoms are similar with the ones of simple flu. This is the main reason why testing to receive the proper diagnosis as soon as the disease is formed is more important than people usually imagine. There is more than one method in which the disease can be diagnosed. Real time RT PCR is considered to be one of the best methods to trace the disease, also known as the H1N1 influenza.
This method of tracing the disease is so popular nowadays mostly because it can make the difference between regular flu and this type of disease. Vaccination remains however the best manner in which people can be sure that they will be able to avoid this hard to cure condition. So, it is always better to avoid than to cure and vaccination against swine flu is known to have the best effects from this point of view. Vaccination became a must in 2009, when the swine flue outbreak threatened the whole world. A rapid manner of testing patients to see if the disease they have formed is swine flue or not is the 30 minutes test. This test will provide accurate results as quick as half an hour and can easily be performed in a doctor’s office. The test supposes swiping the inside of the nose or back of the throat with the use of a nasal swab. This test is known under the name of the nasal wash. The results are known to be up to 70 percent valid, but the most important advantage of this test type is that is will take just a few minutes.
As already mentioned, swine flu symptoms are similar to the ones of influenza, including also severe headaches, weakness, general discomfort, but muscle pain and fever, too. Chills can also be experienced by patients who have developed this condition, as well as cough and fatigue. Diarrhea and vomiting are symptoms of swine flu, too. In case the disease is formed, diagnosing it and starting the most adequate treatment as soon as possible will be required. Antiviral drugs are able to help the patient improve his condition quicker, but a doctor will be the one recommending the right treatment for each case.