Treatment for the Flu (Influenza)
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If you’re concerned about whether or not you have the flu, it’s very important that you be seen by a physician quickly. The longer influenza isn’t treated, the worse the complications of the virus can be. Here are a few symptoms of having the flu:
- Cough (without a cough, the illness is more likely a viral infection of another variety)
- Muscle aches and severe tiredness
- Occasionally nausea, vomiting and diarrhea may be experienced
Who is at risk?
Everyone is at risk for influenza. Those most adversely affected include older people, young children, pregnant women and those with chronic debilitating illnesses.
When should I see a doctor?
See a doctor if you are unable to keep liquids down or if you develop any issues with your breathing. One of the more common complications of the flu is bacterial pneumonia which can be very serious.
For more information on influenza, see the following websites:
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