Quick Facts help you understand Flu but are not a substitute for diagnosis and treatment by your doctor.
fever, cough, sore throat, congestion, body ache, headache, chills, diarrhea or vomiting; get medical help right away if difficulty breathing, bluish skin color, fever with rash, pain or pressure in chest, confusion, dizziness or severe symptoms of any kind; in infants, get medical help right away if unable to eat, trouble breathing, no tears when crying or fewer wet diapers
spread by others with Flu up to six feet away via small droplets generated by coughing, sneezing or talking. Infected person touches surfaces that become transmitters of Flu.
Flu shot, per your doctor; Doctors Report Prevention Steps, including carefully clean linens, eating utensils and dishes used by people with Flu. If possible, limit exposure to large groups in close quarters
See your doctor promptly to address serious conditions. Complications can include pneumonia, ear and sinus infections, dehydration and more intense problems from existing asthma and other conditions. All such complications may merit separate treatment. Your doctor may prescribe an antiviral drug and other medications to address particular symptoms. Rest and take fluids. Congestion and fever may be addressed by over the counter drugs but read product directions carefully, especially for children.
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