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What are the common symptoms of influenza?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Among others: Aches and fevers are very non-specific and could be due to dozens of infectious and non-infectious conditions. With influenza may also see respiratory tract symptoms, GI symptoms, severe chills, etc. The only way however to know if is influenza is through testing for the virus or later on, antibodies to the virus.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Influenza: According to Mayo Clinic Flu sxs may include “Fever over 100F (38C), Aching muscles, especially in your back, arms and legs, Chills & sweats, Headache, Dry Cough, Fatigue and weakness, Nasal Congestion.”

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Common signs/symptoms of influenza?

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Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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Feel miserable.: Fever, chills, cough, body aches, fatigue, congestion. Some vomiting/diarrhea, (influenza is not same as stomach flu). I've heard these descriptions: "like a truck backed over me, and i wished he'd come back and finish the job." "everything hurt. My arms, my legs, my head. . . Fingernails and eyebrows hurt." "i hurt so badly, i couldn't even sleep." get shot-2 more strains could infect you.
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What are the symptoms of influenza?

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Multiple symptoms: high fever, chills, body/muscle pain, nasal and head congestion, cough severe fatigue and generalized weakness.

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