Originally Answered: How long to get well after Swine Flu?
I work in the ER at a county hospital and we've had an influx of swine flu patients coming in. I've found that it depends on the person, their age and if they have any other illnesses that relate to the heart or lungs like asthma or chronic sinusitis. I have really bad asthma, but thankfully I didn't wind up in the hospital. I did try to stick it out and used some herbal remedies that did help in the short-term, but finally after a week with no relief, I gave up and went to the doctor and they gave me tamiflu which is a miracle drug. After being on the anti-viral it took me about two weeks before I was back to normal, though I returned to work only a week after. Personally, I'd rather have mono again than the swine flu. It knocks you out like Mike Tyson
You will probably start to feel better within this next week, otherwise go see the doctor and they can probably prescribe something to help. If you are still experiencing flu symptoms, go and get some tamiflu. Your child on the other hand will probably have to continue on his course of breathing treatments for a few more weeks, it sounds like it's a nebulizer which I had to use for a month, but again my asthma was really bad.
Get a lot of rest, and I know you won't feel like it, but stir in some ginger into some orange juice and drink up it'll taste awful, and you might want to stir in some honey for your kid (It sounds disgusting I know but it does taste better), it helps give your immune system a kick and soothes the muscles in your stomach. Get as much rest as possible, drink a lot of water and make sure you have gatorade on hand to restore your electrolytes because that is key in your recovery. You wouldn't believe how much better my flu patients feel after they've had a bag of saline through an IV drip in the ER.
Hope this helped and if you have any more questions feel free to message me.Get well soon.