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Aching joints and flu

Feeling achy all over is a common symptom of flu

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    dixie-rekt — 15.04.2018 04:57
    I like how it goes from being informative, to plugging your product. Classy.

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    Richie — 06.04.2018 03:50
    I’m sure I have the flu. I started off with a sore throat about a week ago and now I’m down to a cough and joint pain. I’m only feeling joint pain around my hands, wrists and fingers. Is it normal for the flu to target the hands?

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      Jen Tan — 06.04.2018 16:51
      Hello Richie. It is unusual for flu or the usual viral upper respiratory tract infections to give rise to symptoms in the small joints of your hands and wrists. If symptoms do not start to improve in the next few days, please seek further advice from your doctors just to make sure that there isn't something else going on.

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    Mohammed Yassin — 20.03.2018 06:05
    I am taking propolis many years ago. It improved my immune system a lot. I used to have flu and cold many times in winter and summer. After using propolis getting flu and cold became rare. My question is does increasing dose of propolis help in fighting flu and its pains? And what’s the best origin of propolis?

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      Jen Tan — 21.03.2018 13:23
      Hello Mohammed. Propolis is a product produced by bees - these insects use propolis to help keep hives free from infection. The main action of propolis lies with its anti-infective action. Some people speak about immune system properties but is less well established and certainly, not as well studied as say, for Echinacea. Propolis can help in fighting flu and symptoms of flu but again, evidence is mainly anecdotal. If it works for you, keep on with it.

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      bettina — 13.05.2018 09:46
      Hello. I've been getting really bad achey legs in the last few weeks suddenly for no reason, could this be a virus? Two of my friends have had similar symptoms. One went to the doctor and he said he didn't know what it could be.

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