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  • My body is jerking

  • Fever then no fever then fever again

  • Have a headache

  • Periodic fever (>100.4°F / 38°C)

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  • Remittent fever of 102.2°F / 39°C

  • Noisy breathing

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Learn more about Influenza (Flu)

Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is influenza (Flu)?

An infection caused by the influenza virus, typically affecting the respiratory tract (nose, windpipe, lungs).

Symptoms of influenza (Flu)

  • Fever

  • Seizure

  • Headache

  • Discharge of yellow or green sputum.

  • Noisy breathing; e.g. wheezing, rattling

  • Pain in the same joints on both left and right sides.

  • Sweating at night requiring change in clothing

  • Joint pain

Questions your doctor may ask to check for influenza (Flu)

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Have you had a seizure?

  • Do you have headaches or a heavy feeling in your head?

  • Do you have yellow or green sputum?

  • Is your breathing noisy, like wheezing or rattling?

Treatment for influenza (Flu)

Antiviral medications for the flu can lessen symptom severity and promote quicker recovery. To be effective, these flu antiviral medications should be taken within the first 48 hours of illness.

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References

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Reviewed By:

Phillip Aguila, MD, MBA

Phillip Aguila, MD, MBA (Respiratory medicine, Critical Care)

Dr. Aguila graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine. He has trained in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and Internal Medicine at Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He has served as Assistant Professor since 2010.

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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