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Dizziness and flu

Dizziness is often a result of being dehydrated during the flu

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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  • Jamie-lynn's photo avatar
    Jamie-lynn — 15.11.2017 15:56
    Can cold remedies cause lightheadedness


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      Jen Tan — 15.11.2017 20:04
      In theory, any medicine can lead to dizziness as a side effect. If you have an active respiratory tract infection such as the cold or flu, it is more likely that the cause of your dizziness is the virus in your body. If symptoms persist for more than 7 to 10 days, seek further help from your local doctor.


  • Twinks's photo avatar
    Twinks — 17.08.2017 11:53
    what it means by Echinacea never heard of this. Only my mom is suffering from this not me.


    • Jen Tan's photo avatar
      Jen Tan — 17.08.2017 15:55
      Apologies for the misunderstanding - this happens when information is limited. Echinacea is a herbal medicine with a good level of clinical and scientific backing. It is available in many countries across the world.


  • Twinkle Dmello's photo avatar
    Twinkle Dmello — 17.08.2017 09:49
    first cough and then fever with slight dizziness. It happened to my mother who is 60 +


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      Jen Tan — 17.08.2017 11:04
      If both you and your mother are experiencing acute symptoms, then flu or a similar viral infection is the most likely cause. As this article suggests, dehydration is one reason so make sure you drink plenty of water. The virus itself can make you dizzy so to help symptoms settle sooner, you might want to consider the using Echinacea.


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