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How Can Flu Cause Pneumonia?

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Allergic to the Flu Shot?- Alternatives

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Image is from www.asthmaallergydoctors.com The simplest way to combating flu is by taking a flu shot. People who are allergic to eggs have an inherent allergy to flu shots since the traditional vaccine is produced in chicken eggs. Taking a …

Can flu lead to pneumonia?

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Image from www.everydayhealth.com The typical flu season occurs between October and May. While these are the most common months that the flu is spread, you can actually contract it at any time throughout the year. The flu is extremely contagious. …

Why are children younger than 5 at risk for flu?

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Image from www.babycenter.com Influenza might not be a major problem to adults who have a well-developed immune system developed from a healthy lifestyle, a vaccine or prior exposure to the virus. Children less than five years are at a higher …

Pregnancy- Flu Shot

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Image from www.whattoexpect.com CDC Recommendations The CDC recommends pregnant women receive vaccination during any trimester of pregnancy. According to the CDC, nasal spray inoculations aren’t effective, so they’re not recommended. That said, a woman should check with her doctor before …

What to do- Cold and Flu Season

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Infographics of Cold and Flu Season from www.staples.com Influenza Season Is Coming! Cold and flu season is just around the corner. There’s no way to stop it. As early as late August and as late as early November, most regions …

Flu Symptoms vs Cold

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Infographic from shine365.marshfieldclinic.org Influenza And the Common Cold: The Same But Different Think of the common cold as influenza: light. Influenza lasts anywhere from a week to a month or more, depending on how healthy you are when you’re infected. …

Will new flu viruses circulate this season?

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Image from www.bostonmagazine.com The Short Answer Yes, new iterations of the influenza virus will be circulating this year for which there is no vaccine. Will these new iterations be circulating in your local area? That’s more difficult to determine. Probably …