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FLU - SYMPTOMS & PREVENTION:
« on: June 05, 2013, 05:33:50 AM »
The flu, a contagious illness caused by viruses. The symptom of any type of flu can be mild, severe or deadly depending on the person.
Older adults, young children, pregnant women and people with asthma, diabetes, heart disease or other chronic conditions and diseases have a higher risk of serious complications.

Symptoms:
The onset of flu symptoms can start without warning.They include:
* High fever
* Head ache
* Fatigue
* Cough
* Sore throat
* Runny or stuffy nose
* Body aches
* Vomiting and Diarrhea(more common in children)

If your flu symptoms last longer than 10 days and seem to be getting worse seek medical help immediately.

Prevention:
There is no cure for the flu,but you can take actions to reduce the symptoms
* The best way to prevent the flu is to get a vaccination each year in the fall.
* Washing your hands frequently can offer some protection.
* Boosting your immune system by eating a healthy diet,exercising regularly and getting enough sleep.

Care for yourself or a loved one who has the flu:
* Stay home and get lots of rest.
* Drink plenty of fluids t avoid dehydration.
* Gargle with warm slatwater to relieve sore throat pain.
* Take medications to reduce fever,pain and cough.