A 25-year-old female asked:
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is it still considered the flu if the symptoms are vomiting the first day then fatigue, hot flashes, extreme sensitivity to cold and body aches?

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Dr. Saul Hymes
14 years experience Pediatric Infectious Disease
"The flu": True "flu" is a single virus--influenza--with a number of different strains. Sometimes they can have varying symptoms including vomiting and the others you described. But a number of other viruses get called "the flu" by people on assumption, without testing. The only way to know for sure if you have influenza is to have a test performed on your nasal secretions by your physician.
Answered on May 11, 2014

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