Posted by: Patricia Hysong | November 20, 2014

Symptoms of the Flu

As the weather begins to change and we finally start feeling the effects of Old Man Winter, we also may begin to feel the effects of the dreaded influenza. Higher risk groups for catching the flu are pregnant women, those over 65, young children,  and those with compromised immune systems such as those undergoing cancer treatments, steroid treatments or transplant recipients.

Flu Facts

Flu symptoms can be mild or severe and typically come on very suddenly. They usually appear 1 to 4 days after exposure to the virus. They can include but are not limited to the following and come in varying degrees of severity.

  • Fever of 100 or higher (not all those with influenza have a fever!)
  • Headache and\or Muscle\Body aches
  • Chills
  • Tiredness
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Sudden onset
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose (more so in children than adults)
  • Stuffy nose
  • Diarrhea and vomiting (not as common as the other symptoms)

If you are experiencing several or all of these symptoms, consult with your health care provider for verification and to see what your treatment options are.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website or call toll-free at 866-395-4986.

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