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Headaches and flu

Headaches can be one of the most debilitating symptoms of flu


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  • Imkong's photo avatar
    Imkong — 18.04.2018 06:21
    Thanks a lot


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    Braidyn Sease — 17.04.2018 10:26
    I just wanted to say thank you for this article. I have the flu and the headache was borderline unbearable and I did some of the home remedies and I feel so much better.


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    PatRice — 20.03.2018 01:50
    Hey doctor I had the flu the past 2 days and now have a splitting headache and it won't get better please tell me what to do. I look forward to heading back to school soon. I have kept food down today so far.


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      Jen Tan — 20.03.2018 08:09
      Hello. Any unexplained headache should be treated seriously. Flu can lead to transient headaches. However, this infection can also cause inflammation of the lining of the brain - this can lead to headaches as well as nausea and vomiting. I would want to exclude this possibility which although not common, is more often seen in children and young adults. If your symptoms are not improving, you should see your doctor urgently, especially if you find that light is irritating your eyes. I hope that you will feel better soon.


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