Top
10
Doctor insights on: Common Influenza Symptoms

Share
1

1
Common signs/symptoms of influenza?

Common signs/symptoms of influenza?

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. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Ira Katz
2 doctors shared insights

Influenza (Definition)

Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and headache. While most healthy people suffer few complications from the flu, it can be deadly for pregnant women, babies and children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems. That's why it's so important to get the flu shot to protect yourself ...Read more


2

2
What are the common symptoms of influenza?

What are the  common symptoms of influenza?

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. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
What are the signs and symptoms of common influenza?

What are the signs and symptoms of common influenza?

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.". ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Influenza symptoms&its protection ?

Influenza  symptoms&its protection
?

Fast and can be bad: Fever, chills, achiness, cough, congestion, headache, sorethroat starting about 18-72 hours after exposure and u become contagious starting just around onset of symptoms or a bit before and continue for about 5-10 days. Young children may shed for longer period of time. With appropriate treatment/med, shedding should stop in about 72 hours. Prevention is key--vaccination & handwashing.. Good luck. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Influenza symptoms appear after 5 hours of exposure a possibility?

Influenza symptoms appear after 5 hours of exposure a possibility?

Influenza: Unlikely. The typical incubation period for influenza is 1—4 days (average 2 days). Adults shed influenza virus from the day before symptoms begin through 5—10 days after illness onset. However, the amount of virus shed, and presumably infectivity varies. You may have been exposed earlier without knowing it. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
Doctors, what are symptoms of influenza?

Flu symptoms: Flu symptoms include fever, chills, muscle aches, extreme tiredness, sweats and night and generally feeling terrible. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What should one take to relieve the symptoms of influenza?

Flu treatment: Tylenol (acetaminophen) (fever, aches) , hall lozenges, (sore throat), fluids, rest. You treat the particular symptoms you are having. Antiviral medications. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer