Well, it appears that my family and I may have had the dreaded h1n1,swine flu. It wasn't bad. I hope it was -so we have some immunity come fall.
Took ds to the doc and they checked for strep, it was negative and they said it sounded like the flu and any flu going around right now is the swine one.
The interesting thing is that it is so mild. I got the cough and it was not pleasant, but a homepathic quelled the cough. It would not help to tell you which one, as homeopathics need to be dealt out for the individual and their specific symptoms.
The other interesting thing is that hospitals are being told to prepare for a large outbreak of flu this fall and at a meeting I attended about another subject, the first topic of discussion was that they strongly, strongly suggested we all get the vaccine as soon as it becomes available, even if we don't usually get the flu vaccine. Said that they expect 5 different kinds of flu going around and that the h1n1 has been mutating.
I don't plan to take any shots. I will relate what a doctor told me though, and I don't know if it is true or not, but they said that the people who died in the big outbreak (in the early 1900's ?) were the ones that took aspirin and if we get the flu, not to take aspirin, ibuprophen or tylenol. Dear son still took it, as his headache was too bad and he seems to be just fine now.
Hope you are all prepping for the flu...