The Symptoms of the Flu

The Symptoms of the Flu

The Symptoms of the Flu - Influenza (Flu) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment » The Symptoms of the Flu – Fluin AroundI know that almost everybody have had this illness, including myself, but have you or anyone you know ever had the flu and if so, the symptoms caused you not to feel too good did they? Do you or they know what causes the flu? If not, then you should read this article.

What is the common flu or influenza?

The flu is a viral infection that attacks the body’s immune system, killing a number of white blood cells that are used to kill germs and bacteria entering the body and causing the person to become sick.

What is the cause of influenza?

The common flu is caused by the attacking of the viruses A and B of the immune system, which weakens it and in turn, making the person sick.

What are the symptoms of the common flu?

Typically, the symptoms of the flu are noticeable and are made known to the infected person, so they will know when they have the flu and the symptoms include, but are not limited to: having a fevers or fevers reaching between 100 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit (some reaching as high as 106 degrees), having muscle pains and body aches in the arms (most are severe), back and legs, having mild to severe headaches or migraines, having pain when you move your eyes, having feelings of fatigue or tiredness and/or losses of appetite, having a runny nose, dry cough or a sore throat, which are not noticed until after the first few days of the illness.

Usually, the infected person becomes sick after one to four days after the virus that causes the flu enters the body and the fever usually last anywhere from three to eight days after the illness starts, but the fever usually subsides after two to three days after the illness begins.

As for the dry coughing, running nose and the sneezing, the usual time for these symptoms to subside is between three to four days after the subsiding of the fever, but the dry coughs can last as long as ten day after the fever is gone. It generally takes a person between one to two weeks to completely recover from the flu after it begins, but the weakness and tiredness can last up to several weeks afterwards.

If the symptoms of the flu last longer than two weeks and/or they are sever during the illness, medical care is highly recommended and there are both over-the-counter and prescription drugs to treat and cure this most common of diseases.

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