Ask Dr. Jen Tan

Flu symptoms

What are the symptoms of flu, how long do they last and when should I see a doctor?

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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    Chris smith — 03.08.2017 14:51
    If I need to see the doctor I have had flu like symptoms for a week,a complete ear blockage can't taste or smell anything weight loss

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      Jen Tan — 03.08.2017 15:30
      Symptoms of flu should be starting to resolve or improve within one week. As this is not happening in your case and you are experiencing weight loss, I would agree that you should seek an appointment with your doctor. I hope that you will feel better soon.

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    Coral — 02.08.2017 20:44
    I woke up in the middle of the night feeling really dizzy and I have a sore throat and I have been feeling a bit weaker than normal. I was just wondering if this is a flu and whether I should see a doctor

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      Jen Tan — 03.08.2017 09:30
      Yes, this could be the common cold or flu. Most of these viral infections do not need attention from the doctor, but of course, if you are worried, please do make an appointment to be checked out. Seek help urgently if you develop a headache or skin rash, or feel breathless.

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    Amy — 01.08.2017 10:23
    I have been suffering a chest infection or flu or something I don't really know what it is but I had a sore throats and coughing for a week but I have been cough for around five weeks or so now but I am still getting fevers and sweating like mad in bed at night but I am now experiencing migraines when I cough and they last all day what should I do

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      Jen Tan — 01.08.2017 11:43
      Hello Amy, I am sorry that you have been so unwell. You may have a bacterial infection complicating the initial viral infection. Best thing you can do at the moment is to see your doctor - you may need a course of antibiotics. As much as we would like to avoid the use of this class of drugs, sometimes, they are both useful and necessary.

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Echinaforce® - Echinacea drops and tablets for cold and flu relief

15ml

£ 4.15

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For relieving the symptoms of colds and flu. Also in 15 & 100ml drops, 42 & 120 tabs.
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