Influenza, also known as the flu, is a viral infection of the respiratory tract that causes fever, cough, aches, tiredness, and headaches. The difference between the flu and a cold is that the flu typically lasts longer and is more severe. A common cold will cause runny or stuffy noses.

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Symmetrel Remember: antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections, not viral infections, such as the flu.

Flu Symptoms

You will generally only experience the flu once every few years and your symptoms will probably last over a week. The fever and aches are usually strongest at the very beginning and subside a few days in. The sneezing, sore throat, cough and runny nose are present a few days longer. Flu symptoms to expect:

  • A fever of 100 degrees or higher
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Extreme fatigue/aches
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting

Flu Causes

The influenza virus has a handful of causes. Most people catch the flu by coming into contact with a person who has it, or via the air through sneezes or coughs. The flu may also be caught by touching a surface or an object that has been contaminated and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Ways to prevent the flu:

  • Wash your hands before meals
  • Clean hands prior to touching your face
  • Keeping your workspace clean

Flu Diagnosis

The flu is fairly easy to diagnose. The symptoms are very straight forward, but your doctor may choose to give you an influenza diagnostic test. Getting a swab sample is one of the fastest ways to rule out other illnesses. When diagnosed within the first 48 hours of initial symptoms, flu medications will be most effective. Having a swab test can also help to determine the best form of treatment.

Flu Treatment

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