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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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  • ruth elhamad 's photo avatar
    ruth elhamad — 29.09.2017 13:28
    So ill

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    ruth elhamad — 29.09.2017 13:26
    I'm so poorly. Can't stand. Vomiting for 4 days. High temperature and ache and pains all over. Can't keep anything down. Should I see my doctor

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      Jen Tan — 29.09.2017 14:57
      Hello Ruth. I am sorry to hear that you have been so unwell. Yes, it will be appropriate to see a doctor for two reasons - your high temperature as well as potential for dehydration. In addition, you may have developed a bacterial complication to your viral infection and if so, this needs attention. I hope you will feel better soon.

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    Anne Coupland — 02.09.2017 03:10
    My husband has been diagnosed with the flu he has a fever, chesty cough, sore throat, achy joints but we have heard of weils disease. He went water skiing the weekend before last, in a like, he's a mtor mecanic so his hands are cut or scratched. Could he be infected by bacteria from the lake?

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      Jen Tan — 03.09.2017 15:10
      I can understand your concerns. Some symptoms of Weil's disease can be similar to that of flu. Blood tests can help differentiate the two conditions and if your husband is not recovering, or if you are still concerned in any way, you should raise this question at his next appointment.

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