July 15, 2019
The Influenza virus or more commonly called the Flu is as common as your neighbourhood “mamak” stall. It’s everywhere.
Influenza is a viral disease that affects the nose, throat and lungs with common symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, headache, muscle aches and lethargy where the symptoms come on very suddenly; unlike the common cold which develops slowly.
High 38 c -41 c;
Lasts 3 to 4 days
(Can be severe)
|Common & often severe||Aches and Pains||Slight|
Start early, can be severe,
and can last up to
14 to 21 days
|Tiredness and Weakness||Mild|
|Very common at the start||Extreme Exhaustion||Common|
|Sore Throat||Mild to moderate|
|Dry cough is common and intense||Cough||Mild|
Can lead to pneumonia or respiratory failure;
Can worsen a current
chronic condition such as heart failure,
asthma or diabetes;
Can be life-threatening
|Complications||Can lead to sinus
congestion or earache
If you suspect yourself to have caught the flu, over-the-counter medicine can take care of it within a couple of days. However, if symptoms persist or if you face complications, please visit your doctor immediately.
While the flu can be common and easily contracted, it is also easy to prevent by practicing good hygiene. Manage your health.