Flu Treatment & Diagnostics in C Scheme, Jaipur
Influenza, or flu, is a respiratory disease that results from a viral infection. Flu is highly contagious and spreads through respiratory droplets.
What is Flu?
Flu is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system.
What are the Symptoms of Flu?
A person with flu may experience:
- a high temperature a stuffy or runny nose
- cold sweats and shivers
- aches that may be severe
- a headache
- feeling of being unwell
What are the Causes of Flu?
The flu is caused by influenza viruses. These viruses spread when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk, sending droplets of the virus into the air and possibly into the mouths or noses of nearby people. You can also get flu by touching a surface that has flu virus on it and then touching your own mouth, eyes or nose.
What are the Complications of Flu?
Children and adults who are at high risk may develop complications like:
- Ear infections
- Heart problems
- Asthma flare-ups
What are the risk factors for developing Flu?
People with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more have a higher risk of flu complications.
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- Chronic illnesses
Chronic conditions, including lung diseases, heart disease, nervous system diseases, or blood disease, may increase your risk of developing influenza complications.
- Weakened immune system
Having a weak immune system can make it easier for you to catch the flu and might increase the risk of developing complications.
Seasonal influenza affects children 6 months to 5 years old, and adults 65 years old or older.
When to see a doctor?
Most patients can treat themselves at home. For adults, emergency signs can include:
- Severe weakness or muscle pain
- Ongoing dizziness
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Jaipur
Call 1860-500-2244 to book an appointment
How can we prevent Flu?
The only best way to prevent influenza is to get a flu vaccine every year. A flu shot will contain the vaccine for several influenza viruses and reduces the chances of becoming sick.
Some precautions you can take to avoid getting the flu:
- Wash your hands often.
- Keep your distance from people who have the flu.
- Cover your mouth and nose while coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
What are the Remedies for Flu?
- Get lots of rest.
- Drink plenty of clear fluids -- water, broth
- Try a humidifier
- Use saline spray
- Gargle with salt water
How Is Flu Diagnosed?
It is hard to know for sure you have the flu or a common cold based on just the symptoms. There are tests that can determine if you have the flu. The rapid influenza diagnostic test can produce results in 10–15 minutes but may be inaccurate. Other tests take longer to give results.
How can we treat Flu?
Treating the flu includes drinking lots of fluids, getting enough rest and staying home.
Your doctor may prescribe antiviral medication to treat the virus. Over-the-counter (OTC) medicine can be used to reduce discomfort.
Antibiotics are not suitable for treating the flu. But they may be useful to clear up a related sinus or ear infection.
No, because there are many viruses that cause flu. They change from year to year. People who have had the flu or a flu shot in preceding years may get contaminated with a new virus strain.
The flu is unpredictable and can be serious, especially for older people, kids, pregnant women, and people with certain health conditions.
Yes. Getting vaccinated will protect you throughout the flu season. Vaccination is the best way to protect you.