’Flu symptoms usually come on quite quickly, & unlike a cold, can be quite severe early on, usually with fever & body aches. The worst symptoms can last for a week or more, & may be severe enough to keep you in bed for a number of days. ’Flu symptoms can linger on, after the worst of the infection has passed.
In general, the range of ’flu symptoms includes:
’Flu is highly contagious, & can be contracted from being in contact with someone who has the virus, as it is easily spread through their coughs & sneezes. You can catch it from touching anything that someone with an active ’flu virus has recently touched (such as a keyboard, door handle, or cup handle), & of course from kissing or close physical contact with an infected person.
Fever of 38C (100.4F) degrees or above
Blocked or runny nose
Fatigue & weakness
Muscle aches and/or joint pain
Reduced or no appetite
What to do next?
Give us a call or use our online booking system to make an appointment if you are not feeling well. We can advise you regarding relevant treatments & can answer any questions you may have about flu vaccination.