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A.Vogel Talks Flu

Flu is an infection of the upper respiratory tract which affects up to 1 billion people worldwide every year

Echinacea is a traditional herb known to aid the body in its fight against the symptoms of cold and flu. Supplements like Echinaforce help increase the body’s resistance to infection by strengthening the immune system, allowing the body to fight the misery of colds and flu.


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  • linda hodson's photo avatar
    linda hodson — 13.10.2017 17:30
    i had the flu jab on sunday and ive never felt so ill its been 5 days now and i dont seem to be feeling much better i hsve Asthma


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      Jen Tan — 13.10.2017 18:47
      Hello Linda. It is normal to have mild 'flu-like' symptoms after the flu jab but it seems that your symptoms are far from mild. What you describe is something we see from time to time - please see the link below to an article we have published in the past. Having asthma could make you more prone to feeling more unwell after the flu vaccination as your immune system has a greater tendency to over-react to antigens. The question now is what can be done to help speed recovery from these side-effects. Unfortunately, the answer is not so clear. Some people have found the use of Echinacea to be of benefit, taking advantage of its anti-inflammatory properties, but we would suggest that you wait until 10 or 14 days after your jab before using this herb. Meanwhile, take plenty of rest and if your symptoms worsen, seek further advice locally from your doctor. I hope that you will feel better soon. https://www.avogel.co.uk/health/immune-system/flu/will-i-get-flu-from-the-flu-jab/


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    gabrielle — 08.10.2017 09:28
    I have swine flu.... every time I move my head I feel really dizzy but its a diffrent dizziness its like when I move my brain is 5 seconds behind from when I move


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      Jen Tan — 09.10.2017 10:48
      Hello Garbielle. Your description of dizziness is very apt for this form of viral infection. The symptom will settle as your body fights off the infection. Using Echinacea will help the body recover faster - this herbal extract has been shown to have direct anti-viral action against these highly pathogenic viruses. If your symptoms persist or worsen, please seek further advice locally from your doctor.


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