Ask Dr. Jen Tan

Aching joints and flu

Feeling achy all over is a common symptom of flu

Echinacea is a traditional herb known to aid the body in its fight against colds and flu by supporting the immune system – but not all Echinacea is the same! Research shows that the fresher the herb, the more effective the remedy will be, which is why our Echinaforce cold and flu remedies are made using freshly harvested Echinacea.


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  • Kyle's photo avatar
    Kyle — 08.02.2018 23:47
    Yes I have the flu


  • Jermaine's photo avatar
    Jermaine — 27.01.2018 16:04
    I had the flu since Monday, it Saturday now. I want feeling any muscle sore or ache until Friday. How long do it last?


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      Dr Jen Tan — 29.01.2018 12:14
      Hello Jermaine, Sorry to hear that you are still unwell. I hope you found the information above helpful. Symptoms of 'normal' flu would normally resolve around 5 days after the first symptoms are seen. If your flu is more severe than normal, we would expect you to be unwell for up to 10 days. It is common for other symptoms like fatigue or aches and pain to linger a while longer. However, these are only general guidelines and there can be quite a bit of variability. If you are still feeling unwell after 10 days, please make an appointment to see your doctor. If you would wish to try a remedy to help you recover more quickly, I would recommend using a combination of Echinacea and Elderberry - this is available as Echinaforce Hot Drink


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    Mia — 01.01.2018 19:33
    Hi there, is it normal for the pains to be sharp and adbrupt all over your body? They are not really lingering around but more shocking different parts of my body for a second or 2. It started in my legs now has moved up to my pelvis, Hands and arms. Thanks


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      Jen Tan — 02.01.2018 09:55
      Hello Mia. The symptoms you are describing are not commonly associated with the muscle and aches and pains experienced with a severe cold or flu. However, there is a strain of viral infection currently doing the rounds giving rise to a prickly sensation on the skin, or 'pins and needles' - it could be that you are experiencing a variant of this symptom. If the result of a viral infection, the symptoms you have should resolve as other symptoms settle. However, seek help from your doctor locally if they persist.


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

For relieving the symptoms of colds and flu. Also in 15 & 100ml drops, 42 & 120 tabs.
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Echinaforce® Hot Drink - Echinacea with Black Elderberry


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Echinaforce® Echinacea Hot Drink. Soothing and palatable hot drink.
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