A(H1N1) – Parent’s question & answer with doctor

This video is meant for parents with young children. I am sure they are interested to know some things related to A(H1N1) and how we parents can take precautionary measures to avoid our children from being exposed to the H1N1 virus.

Dr. HK Cheang is my five sons’ doctor since 2001. He is the consultant paediatrician and neonatologist from Lam Wah Ee Hospital. So, what I interviewed him are things that I am concerned with. If you want to find more information, please see your own doctor. As with the usual disclaimer, this video is just for information purpose and not to be substituted as professional advice. Bleh…so much disclaimers.

What I learned in a gist :

1) Influenza A is not to be confused with H1N1. H1N1 is the nasty and serious case.
2) Doctors can test Influenza A in their clinics/hospitals using the Rapid Test Kit.
3) However, the real cases of H1N1 can only be tested in Government lab and it takes a long time to find out.
4) Doctors will give the Tamilflu Tamiflu (LOL, I just learned the right spelling)  which is the treatment of H1N1 when they find the individual has symptoms of H1N1 even when it is not a confirmed H1N1 yet.

Mothers with small babies who cannot tell you their discomforts must look for symptoms like :

1) Signs of irritablities where baby seems unhappy and uncomfortable
2) Baby whingey, i.e. they whine and cry more than normal
3) Baby has no appetite and greatly reduce their normal milk intake
4) Baby look tired, unresponsive and just ‘don’t appear normal’

To keep your children healthy and therefore, have stronger immune system:
1) Enough rest, sleep
2) Plenty of fresh air and exercise
3) Eat healthy foods like more fruits, vegetables and plenty of drinks
4) Avoid going to crowded places
5) Stay away from sick people

Is mask and washing hands effective?
1) It is effective to stop the spread but the mask must be disposed off properly
2) It is to prevent us from getting exposed to the virus
3) The H1N1 virus spreads through droplets (when someone cough or sneeze) so stay away from crowded places
4) Washing of hands with the proper cleaning agent is important after exposure, toilet and etc

Who are most at risk of getting infected?
1) Small children below 5 years old are prone because because their immune system is weaker
2) Aged persons
3) Those with other illnesses like diabetes, hypertension, obesity
4) Pregnant women

If you find the video informative, please share with your friends with small children.

8 thoughts on “A(H1N1) – Parent’s question & answer with doctor

  1. Caren – Influenza A is those nasty flu. And yes, the symptoms are the same. But H1N1 is a step further and if infected, then, must give the Tamiflu treatment. If not, kkk lor. And the thing is, doctors won’t be able to tell if it is H1N1 or not because only that Gov lab can test and those takes weeks. By that time, don’t know die where liao, result only come.

    Then, of course, there is the regular flu that all of us get. But now, anything that has symptoms of flu is chialat already.

  2. Talk nonsense! H1N1 ia just a mild flu, the horrible thing is that doctors are the culprits behind all the deaths from H1N1. It is the wrong treatment that kill. Take for example the poor teacher from Subang Jaya who die 1 day after being given anti-viral drug. It was reported taht the 38-year-old victim, who had taught at SMK USJ12, died on Aug 19 died due ti pneumonia and the next day results confirmed she had the swine flu.
    Heath Minister Liow Tiong Lai said the woman only received the right treatment when she came to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital six days after she was tested positive forthe flu by a private clinic.

    Ong:Remember for 6 days, she still alive.

    Speaking at a press conference here, Liow said the victim, who was obese, sought treatment from a clinic on Aug 13 after suffering from fever and cough for two days.

    Ong: Plus the days before treatment , she already survive for 8 days

    Although she tested positive for influenza A, the doctor only gave her symptomatic treatment but not anti-viral medication.

    Ong: That explained why she still alive

    Five days later on Aug 18, Liow said she went to a private hospital as she suddenly experienced breathing difficulties and cyanosis.

    She was referred to KL Hospital where she was given anti-viral treatment immediately.

    However, she died on Aug 19 and confirmed to have been infected by the H1N1 virus the next day.

    Ong: When she complained about breathing difficulties and cyanosis that mean she already suffered from lung inflammation. How can the doctor gave her Tamiflu which will make the inflammation worse. Naturely she die of pneumonia induced by Tamiflu.

    Remmember that Tamiflu is make from the extract of star anise, this herb is used to create cold not fever. It is a type of spice and hot in nature, how can it be used to treat fever. H1N1 is a type of cold flu, but wrong treatment will lead to feverish, when it reach this stage, the patient will surely start sweating. That is the sign that Tamiflu should not be used anymore unless you want to kill the patient. That is what exactly how our doctor kill all the H1N1 victims.
    To avoid death, read my writeup on H1N1 Hoax: When not to Take Tamiflu; http://eusoon.blogspot.com/2009/08/h1n1-hoax-when-not-to-take-tamiflu.html
    I am fighting alonely war against the H1N1 hysteria that so far has kill 69 patients. Stop the madness now!

  3. Forget to remind you that pig is obese too, but no pig casualty in this swine flu. Don’t blame obese as the cause the doctors are the main culprits.

  4. i remember being scared of getting infected by H1N1 during the height of the pandemic. at least two of my classmates got infected by H1N1.

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