Flu Symptoms, Types, and Complications of the Flu
What are the most common flu symptoms? What is the difference between a flu and a cold? Get more informations about the warning signs of flu so you can prevent flu complications, that can be mild or severe .
The flu virus can settle anywhere in the respiratory tract, producing symptoms of a cold, croup, sore throat, bronchiolitis, ear infection, or pneumonia.
You will know for sure when the flu season started because flu symptoms usually come on suddenly.Some of them could be:
- -fever (usually high)
- -severe aches and pains in the joints and muscles and around the eyes
- -warm, flushed skin and red, watery eyes
- -dry cough
- - high-grade fever up to 104 degrees F (40 degrees C), chills, muscle aches, headaches, sore throat, dry cough, and just plain feeling sick.
- Stomach symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, may also occur but are more common in children than adults ;
- Extreme tiredness
- The complications that could result from a common flu are: bacterial pneumonia, ear infections, sinus infections, dehydration, and worsening of chronic medical conditions such as congestive heart failure, asthma, or diabetes,lethargy (drowsy, unresponsive, limp or floppy)
- Loss of appetite
- Worsening of underlying illness, such as asthma or heart failure
You will feel an overall wickness for about3-4 weeks.Young children, senior citizens and people with chronic illnesses are at greatest risk.
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