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Flu symptoms

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

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    Louise — 26.07.2018 15:14
    Hi it started yesterday with a sore throat its really sore to swallow, feeling hot and cold, night sweats, headache and neck pain. Is this the flu?

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      jen — 27.07.2018 08:53
      Hello Louise It can be confusing as cold symptoms are often very similar to the flu. However, the flu is generally very debilitating and most people find that they have to stay in bed. Echinacea can help you recover and remember to keep your fluid intake up to avoid dehydration especially if you have a fever. Symptoms of flu should start to improve within 3 days and if does not happen, please seek further advice from your local doctor.

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    Joseph — 19.06.2018 07:08
    I woke up 3 days ago with fever, headache and tired, no sign of runny or blocked nose. Is this normal with flu?

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      Jen Tan — 20.06.2018 05:39
      Hello Joseph. Fever suggests the presence of an infection and the most common of these will be the viral infections we call flu. Your symptoms should be settling by now but if they persist, please seek help from your local doctor.

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    Brendan — 10.05.2018 05:14
    Feeling hot all the time dizziness aswell weak

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      Jen Tan — 10.05.2018 08:06
      Hello Brendan. Your symptoms could well be the result of a viral infection especially if you have other signs or symptoms such as a sore throat, blocked or runny nose. Echinacea can help you recover and remember to keep your fluid intake up to avoid dehydration especially if you have a fever. Symptoms of flu should start to improve within 3 days and if does not happen, please seek further advice from your local doctor.

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