All About Flu-like Symptoms

Flu-like symptoms refer to a group of symptoms resembling those of influenza, such as fever, cough, and body aches.
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Prepared by Shruti Sahoo, reviewed by Dr. Eugene Smith

Flu-like Symptoms FAQ

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What are the symptoms of a flu?

People with flu often experience some or all the following symptoms: muscle aches, joint pains, headaches and fatigue (feeling very tired) nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea (more common in children than adults) Symptoms of flu may last for more than a week.

How do I know if I have a flu?

Flu-like symptoms to look out for which could mean you have a different and more severe illness include: Rash - in particular if dark red spots develop that do not fade when pressed. Stiff neck - particularly if you cannot bend your neck forward. A headache that becomes worse and worse.

What are emergency symptoms of the flu?

If you have emergency symptoms of the flu, get medical care right away. For adults, emergency symptoms can include: Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath. Chest pain. Ongoing dizziness. Seizures. Worsening of existing medical conditions. Severe weakness or muscle pain.

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