If you got a flu

If you got a flu

Did you get cold and you don’t know how to treat it? First of all you should know whether it is a flu or acute viral respiratory tract infection. The latter one can be caused by a bunch of different viruses: rinovirus, adenovirus, parainfluenza virus, coronavirus and so on. However, flu can be caused only by flu virus.

Here are some reasons why flu is excluded from the list of common diseases:

• Flu is an epidemic disease;

• Flu often leads to complications;

• Special antiviral medications are used to treat flu.

When you should immediately see a doctor:

• If your body temperature is higher than 40 degrees.

• If your body temperature stays 39 degrees for more than 3 days.

• If the symptoms do not disappear after 10 days and gets stronger every day.

• If you got sick after improvement.

• If you suffer shortness of breath.

• If you have chest pain when you are breathing.

• If you feel disorientation.

• If you suffer from persistent vomiting or diarrhea.



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