Symptoms of the Flu

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Common symptoms of the flu include fever, tiredness, headaches, a dry cough, runny or stuffy nose, malaise and general body aches. Look for diarrhea and vomiting to accompany other symptoms of the flu with help from a nurse and respiratory care practitioner in this free video on flu symptoms.

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Symptoms of the flu may present with fever, increased tiredness, headaches, a cough, could be dry, non-productive. It could be productive but most often, it's a dry cough of the sore throat. A runny or a stuffy nose, general ma, malaise or the body aches and a just feeling really tired and and hurting all over. Diarrhea and vomiting can also accompany the all these symptoms. To really know whether you have flu or not within the first two to three days, then it's best to have a diagnosis from a medical physician because that way, then as it goes on, you'll know whether you have the flu or not because you really have a better way of having a doc, a proper diagnosis if it's something else. If you been diagnosed with the flu, then you know it's the flu. If you wait to be diagnosed after the two to three days, then you were, you may not even be sure what it was. So it's a virus and it is highly contagious. It is airborne. It's spread very quickly especially into people who have a compromised medical conditions already or if they're over the age of sixty-five.

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