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 Swine Flu?...........?
I'm really scared, Please no stupid answers!

I'm scared, i don't want to get it and die :'(
If i catch a cold or have symptoms of like a cold, should i worry?

 plz help me with my cold?
i had a fever on saturday night - monday, now its thursday and i had a cold since yesturday, i start back at school monday and i hav a paper due monday, so can you help me get rid of it? and i took a ...

 Swine Flu? I know the symptoms but i don't know we should be worried....?
My nephew has been vomiting and very runny diarrhea, is it possible he can have the Swine Flu?
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He's 3. He sometimes says he's cold or tired....

 OK Medical proffssnls (& really smart people). What contagious diseases remain infectious after the body dies
what (and for how long) will these diseases remian on a corpse/deceased/in the blood or body fluid?


 My girlfriend swallowed a grasshoper alive.He is in her stomach.She told me not to worry.Isn't it dangerous?
My 24-year old girlfriend catched an alive grasshoper in the field. She was playing with it for a minute or two. She is very lovely joyful and happy girl and immediately she told me look at me what I ...

 R U stocking up on necessities in case we get word to stay indoors for a period of time?

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I'm not crazy, just curious.


 Why's everyone freaking out about Swine Flu?
Isn't it just regular flu? There's been outbreaks before, from bird flu and regular flu, and even this in the 70s, so what's the problem? Why are people freaking out and closing ...

 Do you think I had swine flu?
In September, I washed my hands often, as usual, and then caught a cold.

Here were some symptoms I had:
Lack of appetite
Runny Nose

I ...

 Do I Need A Tetnus Shot?
My friend cut me on accident with a drill bit. The drill bit was used twice and i dont see rust on it and i got a tetnus shot from stepping on a nail 3-4 years ago do I need to get one?...

 will swine flu kill me and my family?
i am from scotland will swine flu kill me and my family if u have a cure come to scotland ...

 I donot catch cold (flowing nose) for last three years. Can I get swine flu?
I donot catch cold (flowing nose) since last three years. Sometimes it feels like it (cold) is comming but it does not surface up as it used to do earlier. What could be the reason? Is it good or ...

 can you get cold sores from making out?

 I have a really bad cold what should i do?
Iv'e got both a
blocked/runny nose
sore throat
very tired
slight cough
sneezing alot.......Im tired but i cant sleep because m throat really hurts and i ...

 Why is everyone so afraid of the swine flu?
It's not like you have anything to be really afraid of. The only people who really get it are Mexicans and people who already have a low immune system before they get the swine flu. It's ...

 Calling in sick today.?
I'm feeling sick at school right now. It's 2:34 right now here, and I get out at 3:45. I'm supposed to go to work at 5:30 today and I have a minor off and on stomach ache.


 why does african children hav swollen bellies?
is it a diease? if it is is it cureable?...

 I went to the doctor and i did a blood count, does that test for hiv too? please help me?

 Do I have swine flu? (symptoms listed in description)?
these symptoms started the moment i woke up this morning - My arms & hands are really numb & tingly, i can barely move them.
ive had a bad fever with huge chills and goosebumps ...

 my daughter as got a cough and runny nose? swine flu?
we are not in the area that the swine flu is in but you can help but worry with the media terrifying everybody!!!
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she is her normal self and not reli under the weather ...

 Why is the swine flu such a big deal?
I've read that over 30,000 people in the US alone die from influenza, so what's with all the wrap from the media, CDC, etc?

Why is it such a big deal?...

Will I be getting Chicken Pox?
My seven year old has got Chicken pox since last week. After talking to my mum I was told that I never had them before. What are my chances of getting them now?

Ashlynn :)
no, yer not a kid anymore.

watch out, u might get shingles then. very very nasty. go to ure drs

What are you looking for a percentage? Because everyone is different so maybe you are less susceptible to chicken pox. Or maybe you will get them. Who knows.

Hayley B
50/50 who can say i woud rather have them now though than when ur an old lady when its shingles

You could.

Or, you could develop an even worse strain called Shingles.

It's VERY painful, I had it when I was in high school.


James W

Michael M
There's a big possibility that you might get one.What you can do is to ask your mom if you had any anti chicken pox vaccine. If you have that, there's a chance that you won't get chicken pox. The Best thing to do is to avoid contact with the person infected. Goodluck!

70 percent chance that you might get it if you have never had them before

Diane D
You can certainly catch them, I got chicken pox at the age of 31, great big blisters all over my face, arms, torso and do dar!!! (lady bits) Felt like flu type symptoms, very very ill. Ended up in hospital for 3 days as the blisters were internal and had some on my lungs. Very nasty indeed.

You may have had chicken pox. Some kids get such a mild version that they don't know they have had it. My brother had one spot and wasn't ill at all whilst I was covered from head to toe in spots and was poorly. No point in worrying about it though, what will be, will be. x

chicken pox is in your system for 10 days then the blisters form if you have never had them then there is a chance you may get shingles. i had them at 24 and had the chicken pox plus shingles for 2 weeks i felt like a was dieing but i got Better i got treatment of the doctor...so when your child is getting better you will get the chicken pox because i got them of my daughter.

Chickenpox is contagious from about 2 days before the rash appears and lasts until all the blisters have crusted over.

When my son caught it from his friend he was ill within a few days. My friend caught it from her nephew and the spots appeared within 3 or 4 days. She's in her 30's and it was not a very pleasant experience for her.

you have a higher chance of getting shingles over chicken pox. Adults don't tend to get the pox like children, instead they can get shingles which can be quite serious.

But saying that, if your child has had chicken pox for 7 days already, there is very little chance that you can catch anything as it has passed the contagious stage.

Hope you don't get anything :)

Yeah I got chicken pox at the age of 34 because my kids got it and I had never had it in childhood.

I didn't really get many spots but I felt like I had severe arthritis. I couldn't even hold a cup.

I got it the following week from my kids getting it so I'm guessing the incubation period for you is around now.

Fingers crossed!!!

Sally P
Chicken pox is pretty contagious so there is a good chance that you could get it.
Chicken pox is worse in adults so I would try my best not to get it if I were you. unfortunately since you've probably come in contact with the virus your chances of getting it are 70-80%. But since you probably see your daughter quite a lot I would not be surprised if you are more likely to get it even than that.
Good luck!

To the people who say that adults don't get chicken pox you are wrong. You can only have chicken pox once and most people get it when they are little, but some people don't and then they can catch it as an adult.
Shingles is caused by the same virus but you only get shingles if you have already had chicken pox. The virus lies dormant in your nerves and then comes out and causes shingles if your immune system is suppressed for example if you are stressed out.

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