Flu

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Flu or influenza is a common viral infection spread by coughs and sneezes. It is most prevalent through the winter months.

Flu is more severe than the common cold and has symptoms of:

  • High temperature
  • Tiredness (weak and fatigue)
  • Headache
  • Generalised aches
  • Cough

If you are in one of the at risk groups you may need to consider antiviral medication:

  • you're 65 years of age or over
  • you're pregnant (see your GP)
  • you have a long-term medical condition such as ,diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease or a neurological disease
  • you have a weakened immune system – for example, because you're having chemotherapy or have HIV.
  • you develop chest pain, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or start coughing up blood. (see your GP)
  • your symptoms are getting worse over time or haven't improved after a week 

For more information about influenza visit:

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Flu/Pages/Introduction.aspx