What is flu?

Flu, also known as influenza, is a flu caused by different viruses that affect the nose, throat, and lungs. Its symptoms are fever, sore throat, coughs, runny or stuffy noses. In addition to those flu signs mentioned above flu causes chills and extreme tiredness. But be aware if you are having flu complications because flu can bring on pneumonia. This vaccination is recommended for elderly people who are at high risk of developing flu complications. The vaccine must be given before flu season starts (in autumn).

If you have flu what should you do? 

  1. First of all, consult your doctor immediately to get an antiviral medication that works against the influenza virus . It has to be taken within the first two days aft signs appeared. It will shorten the flu period and flu symptoms.
  2. Secondly, stay home from work or school, avoid going out in public areas as well as contact people who have flu. To recover faster you should eat healthy food because it boosts your immune system and drinks a lot of fluids. And don´t forget to wash your hands with warm water and soap regularly.

How long does the flu last? 

You can conclude that flu lasts from 1-4 days (incubation period), maybe up to almost 2 weeks:  first 5-6 days: flu signs appear and may last for two weeks even if you start taking antiviral drugs.

1-4 days (incubation period), maybe up to almost 2 weeks (5-6 days).   First 5-6 days: flu signs appear and may last for two weeks even if you start taking antiviral drugs. If you have flu symptoms they usually occur soon after flu infection and can last for a few days: fever, cough, and respiratory signs, and muscle and joint aches. Flu can sometimes cause flu complication which is more severe than the flu itself: ear infections, asthma attack, sinus infections, bronchitis, heart disease. Elderly people usually suffer from flu complications like pneumonia. Pregnant women also have an increased risk of flu complications (complications during pregnancy). It is recommended for pregnant women to get a flu vaccine before the winter period to protect themselves from flu.

If so how long do flu symptoms? 

Flu symptoms usually occur soon after flu infection and can last for a few days: fever, cough, and respiratory signs, and muscle and joint aches.

What flu complications does it bring? 

Flu can sometimes cause flu complication which is more severe than flu itself: ear infections, asthma attack, sinus infections, bronchitis, heart disease. Elderly people usually suffer from flu complications like pneumonia. Pregnant women also have an increased risk of flu complications (complications during pregnancy). It is recommended for pregnant women to get the flu vaccine before the winter period to protect themselves from flu.

How long do you take antibiotics? 

Antibiotics treat only bacterial illnesses like strep throat, urinary tract infections (UTI), and ear. If you are suffering from flu symptoms flu is caused by a virus - flu virus and antibiotics can't kill flu virus. Antibiotics usually take for 7-10 days (till symptoms disappear).

What flu symptoms does flu bring: 

fever, extreme tiredness, headache, sore throat, and cough.

Flu can sometimes cause flu complication which is more severe than flu itself: ear infections, asthma attack, sinus infections, bronchitis, heart disease. If you are having flu symptoms they usually occur soon after flu infection and can last for a few days: fever, cough, and respiratory signs, and muscle and joint aches. How long do flu symptoms last? Flu symptoms usually occur soon after flu infection and can last for a few days: fever, cough and respiratory signs and muscle and joint aches.

How to get rid of the flu? 

First of all, consult your doctor immediately to get an antiviral medication that works against the influenza virus. It has to be taken within the first two days aft signs appeared. Secondly, stay home from work or school, avoid going out in public areas as well as contact people who have flu. To recover faster you should eat healthy food because it boosts your immune system and drinks a lot of fluids. And don´t forget to wash your hands with warm water and soap regularly.