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What Are The First 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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long till I know whether my family is going to come down with the flu I was diagnosed with flu A & B on Tuesday and I have only ran a fever the very first day and no one else is showing signs or symptoms yet I have been on Tamiflu since Tuesday evenin
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are symptoms of the flu ? & if I have every symptom of the flu except body pain , could it still be the flu ?
It is possible: In general, the flu is worse than the common cold, and symptoms such as fever, body aches, extreme tiredness, and dry cough are more common and intense. Colds are usually milder than the flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems, such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitalizations. ...Read more
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