Symptoms of the FluCommon flu symptoms include the following:
- Sore throat
- Feeling sick or nausea
- Muscle aches and pains
How To Treat the FluIn normal circumstances, your immune system should be able to do away with the virus after a short period of suffering. What treatment does is to ease the various symptoms until the infection is done away with. As well, the aim of treatment is to prevent complications brought about by the flu virus. When you have contracted the virus, the prudent thing to do is stay at home and prevent passing on the virus to healthy individuals that you may interact with. To ease your fever and pain and aches, paracetamol is handy. To prevent lack of fluid in the abdomens, you will have to embark on an intake of plenty of fluids. Throat lozenges, decongestant drops as well as saline nasal drops are also handy in easing nose and throat symptoms.
Prevention of the Seasonal Flu VirusPrevention is definitely better than cure. In this respect, it is better to focus on precluding the disease. There are many ways of preventing it including the following:
- Exclude individuals with the flu from preschool, childcare, work, and school until it is confirmed that there is no fever for 24 hours.
- Ensure you wash your hands thoroughly after coughing or sneezing. Use clean water and an alcohol-based hand rub for this purpose.
- Thoroughly clean all the frequently touched surfaces using a detergent a dump piece of cloth
- Whenever you a cough or sneeze, see to it that you cover your mouth and nose with a tissue and not with your bare hand.