In most cases, the flu (influenza) causes mild illness that can be treated at home with over-the-counter medicines for fever, cough and colds/stuffy nose.
Common flu signs and symptoms include:
With some rest and self-care measures at home, a healthy person can expect to get better within a week. In many cases, a dry cough may last for several weeks.
However, some people are at greater risk of serious flu-related complications and should see a doctor. These include individuals who:
If you develop emergency signs and symptoms of the flu, seek medical care right away. For adults, emergency signs and symptoms can include:
In children, emergency signs and symptoms can include:
Consult your doctor for more information on the flu.
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References: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/flu/expert-answers/flu-symptoms/faq-20057983. Accessed 23 September 2022 https://www.cdc.gov/flu/symptoms/symptoms.htm. Accessed 23 September 2022
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