WHAT ARE SYMPTOMS OF THE FLU?

The flu.  Those three little letters can make us miserable. Symptoms of the flu can be mild to severe, but let’s face it, when we have the flu, it always seems severe.

Symptoms of the flu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


What are Symptoms of the Flu?

The flu usually comes on suddenly, accompanied by these symptoms:

  •        Fever or feverish chills
  •        Cough
  •        Sore throat
  •        Runny or stuffy nose
  •        Muscle or body aches
  •        Headaches
  •        Tiredness

To reduce your risk for getting the flu, you can receive a flu shot from your primary care doctor, or Reynolds Rapid Care.  Everyone should be vaccinated; however, certain people should get vaccinated each year.


Who is at a High Risk for Complications from the Flu?

  •   Children aged 6 months until 18 years of age
  •   Pregnant women 
  •   People 50 years of age and older
  •   People 6 months to 18 years of age on long term aspirin therapy
  •   People with a muscle or nerve disorder
  •   People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions or weakened immune systems
  •   People who live in nursing homes and other long term care facilities

People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, include:

  •   Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu
  •   Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age; Healthcare workers

Remember, Reynolds Rapid Care, or any one of Reynolds Memorial Hospital’s highly skilled primary care physicians can treat symptoms of the flu.

Don’t delay, call 304-843-3435 to get your flu shot today!

Thanks for reading!