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What are the first couple of symptoms of the flu?

What are the first couple of symptoms of the flu?

Flu: Most of the time by interviewing people their first symptoms are tiredness, feeling of malady, or listlessness, then comes the body aches and fever and headaches and the upper respiratory symptoms. Unfortunately we treat people when the highlight symptoms are present and not before. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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How is one supposed to differentiate between having the flu and having Ebola, given the first-week symptoms are very similar?

How is one supposed to differentiate between having the flu and having Ebola, given the first-week symptoms are very similar?

Contact History: Bottom line is that influenza virus strains can be found throughout the US. Ebola virus contact would be much more limited. Has there been contact with a symptomatic person who has a fever who has either traveled from West Africa in the last 21 days ? Has the individual touched bodily fluid from a sick individual who is one of a limited number of ebola contacts in the US. The small # of people > ...Read more

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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?

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?

Maybe: Flu can cause vomiting though that's less likely than fever and bad cold symptoms. Other viruses that feel like the flu but more likely to cause vomiting. Adenovirus very common in our area right now. It can cause everything associated with a cold and everything associated with a stomach bug. Just for fun you can also get pink eye, rash, viral meningitis, and blood in urine. Lasts 7-14 days, too. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of the flu?

What are the symptoms of the flu?

Flu: Fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue (tiredness), ...Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of the flu?

The symptoms include: Fever, body aches, fatigue are usually the main symptoms. Patients can also have sore throat , ear pain and cough as part of their presentation for the flu. Hope this was helpfull. ...Read more

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What are some common symptoms of the flu?

Feeling yakhi: Fever, tired aches , runny nose , may be cough watery eyes and list goes on really feeling bla. ...Read more