Flu Like Symptoms


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Flu-Like Symptoms

Seasonal flu can cause symptoms, like cough, chills, headaches, achiness, and fatigue. People infected with the flu can experience stuffiness, sore throat, sneezing, or stomach problems. If you have these symptoms, do not wait for your condition to get worse, as the flu can be life-threatening. Get yourself checked by any reliable medical service provider in your area. Crescent Medical Center offers the best medical treatment to patients with flu-like symptoms. You can visit us anytime, our qualified medical staff is available 24/7.

What Causes the Flu?

Flu is typically caused by an infection in your lungs, throat, or nose. The flu virus can be spread by coughing, sneezing, or talking to the infected people. Similarly, if you touch a surface with the flu virus and then touch your nose or mouth, the virus will get into your body. Children and old people are likely to get a flu infection more often.

Other than influenza, flu-like symptoms also signify other diseases, such as lung infection, asthma, COPD, bronchiectasis, HIV/AIDS, etc.

Major Symptoms

The flu symptoms appear suddenly. These symptoms can be an indicator of mild to severe illnesses. Following are the major flu-like symptoms people can experience.

  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Body aches & headaches
  • Sweating
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Nasal congestion, etc.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you better see a doctor. Usually, such symptoms can improve by one-week treatment. In case of minor flu, symptoms can be relieved by taking OTC medicines. With medication, it is important to stay hydrated and take a lot of rest. If your flu is prolonged, you better visit a reliable medical care provider near you. Crescent ER is a professional medical care center, offering the best treatment for all flu-like symptoms.

Diagnosis & Treatment

Visit a nearby health care center to get your flu-like symptoms diagnosed. The doctor may ask questions about the patient's health condition and medical history to get an idea about possible solutions. The physician must know the underlying reason for the illness to suggest the right treatment. A series of tests will be taken to accurately diagnose the illness. After diagnosis, the doctor starts the treatment that includes medication and infusion therapy to relieve the symptoms. If flu is caused by a virus, an antibiotic will not be effective for the cure. For example, to cure zanamivir and oseltamivir, the patient has to take antiviral medication.

Seek Help from Crescent Medical Center

You can consult a healthcare professional to get treatment for the above-mentioned flu-like symptoms. At Crescent Medical Center, we have skilled and experienced healthcare workers providing diagnosis for symptoms and offering the right treatment. You can visit us today, or call at 972-338-4715!