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.
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?

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...
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.” Read more...

What are the signs / symptoms of influenza and what are the treatments of influenza disease?

Complex. Fever, muscle aches; respiratory symptoms including sore throat, congestion, cough; gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, among others. Read more...
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.” If you have the Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! In some. Read more...

Are aches and fever the 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...
Unfortunately - yes. 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.” Read more...

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...
Treat symptoms. Lots of fluids, tylenol, (acetaminophen) vaporizer, cough syrup or honey, tamiflu if started within 48hrs of onset. Many people find a warm bath relaxing and it may help to relieve some of your body aches, and the humidity might help decongest you. If using otc 'flu' products read the label to be sure you aren't duplicating ingredients. Never use Aspirin nor salicylic acid in under 18, due to reye's syndrome. Read more...

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...
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.” Read more...

Doctors, what are the symptoms of influenza?

Flu symptoms. The flu is most commonly manifest as fever, chills, body aches, sweats, malaise and just feeling terrible. Read more...
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.” Read more...

What are the symptoms of influenza in pregnancy?

Same. Fever, cough, body aches, congestion. If you are pregnant and have influenza, talk with your doctor. Pregnant women have an increased incidence of serious complications with influenza. If you haven't been vaccinated, get the shot. Best wishes with your pregnancy. Read more...

Hospitals will not give me treatment when I explain to them my symptoms of influenza. What can I do?

Needs confirmation. There are a number of other infections beside influenza producing flu-like symptoms. Tamiflu, (oseltamivir) most often prescribed antiviral medine, should also be given within 48 hours from the onset of illness to be beneficial. Read more...
They may not want to. use antivirals without confirmation of dx.If you have the Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! Read more...

I've had the same "influenza-like" illness 5 times in less than a year....Should I be worried?

See below. Most likely not, but if concerned, see your doc for an evaluation to give more info than given here. Read more...
Mgt. I would suggest a flu vaccination on a yearly basis unless there is some contraindication to doing so, and avoiding contact with anyone sick. Using a hand sanitizer such as Purell can also be useful. Read more...