Influenza, more commonly known as ‘flu’ is a viral infection. This is usually an infection of the respiratory tract 

 

Symptoms of influenza (flu)

  • Fever – above 38°C
  • Feeling tired and unwell
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Cough – this can be chesty or dry
  • Myalgia – body aches, mainly the back and the limbs
  • Fatigue
  • Nasal congestion and runny nose
  • Facial pains/sinus congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms – (but vomiting and diarrhoea are uncommon)

Treatment of influenza (flu)

  • Pain relief
  • Throat sprays
  • Decongestants 

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