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Flu season is still in effect, and it’s important we know how to combat it. What should we expect if we think we have signs of the flu? Let’s take a look at when it’s time to seek medical care. 

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The common signs of the flu are fever, muscle aches, cough, and headache. While these symptoms fall under the category of covid, it is possible to be influenza (flu). For best results, you should visit your doctor to be checked and prescribed the proper treatment.

Signs of Flu

The flu virus symptoms include fever, chills, muscle aches, cough, congestion, runny nose, headaches, and fatigue. It’s important to note if you’re experiencing symptoms of influenza or covid-19. You may lose your sense of smell or taste if you have covid, which won’t happen with the flu. 

What Can I Expect?

If you have the flu, stay home and rest except to see medical providers. Make sure to contact your health care provider if you think you may be at high risk. You should stay at home at least 24 hours after your fever has gone down. Stay away from other to prevent the spread and be sure to wash your hands often. 

What Should I Do?

It’s important to get your flu shot each year and remember that they only last 6 months at a time. Older adults and seniors need two doses of the flu vaccine. The fall and winter months are when you should be the most cautious of the flu and avoid anyone displaying symptoms of being sick. 

Pro Tip: You can help to prevent influenza viruses by staying home and wearing a mask when going out. 

Signs of the Flu to Look Out For 

If you’re feeling short of breath, you should seek immediate medical attention. People at high risk can be heavily affected by the flu, so it’s crucial that we protect ourselves from it with flu vaccines and good hygiene. Remember that whether it’s the flu or a common cold, you should always stay home until you’re better when sick. 

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