The Flu is coming, are you prepared?

Influenza(flu) is here everyone and each year we have a new strain that takes a toll on everyone especially our children and adults. Flu symptoms can be mild or severe — and if they’re mild it can become severe without much notice. Be aware of your body and monitor your body temperature. Flu symptoms can come on suddenly — be sure you know your treatment and prevention options, so you can be prepared. It’s best to say anytime your body doesn’t feel right always check with your Doctor. You must remember that you don’t need to experience all of these symptoms to have the flu. If you have one or two, it’s recommended that you see your doctor. The flu usually spreads from person to person in respiratory droplets when people who are infected cough or sneeze. People occasionally may become infected by touching something with influenza virus on it and then touching their mouth, nose or eyes.

Healthy adults may be able to infect others 1 day before getting symptoms and up to 5days after getting sick. Therefore, it is possible to give someone the flu before you know you are sick as well as while you are sick. So, while we go through this season of Flu strains it’s best to make sure you WASH YOUR HANDS CONSTANTLY make sure to cover your mouth when coughing and please be considerate of others…some people have very low immune systems which allows them to catch the flu much easier than others.

Some symptoms to look out for:

Fever (usually high)
Headache
Muscle aches
Chills
Extreme tiredness
Dry cough

Runny nose may also occur but is more common in children than adults. Stomach symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, may also occur but are more common in children than adults. “Keep Your Eyes Open”

Most importantly….SEEK YOUR OWN PHYSICIAN AT ALL TIMES:

 

 

 

21 thoughts on “The Flu is coming, are you prepared?

  • December 6, 2018 at 8:40 am
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    Thanks for the advice on what to look for!

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  • December 6, 2018 at 5:47 pm
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    I am very aware when people are sick around me now, since having kids. We are all so careful about washing our hands.

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  • December 7, 2018 at 6:36 pm
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    Honestly not yet. but we are going next week for the flue shots. Thanks for the reminder.

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  • December 9, 2018 at 9:24 am
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    I took a flu shot so i have hopes that will help me some

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  • December 9, 2018 at 9:35 am
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    My twins and I just got our flu shot so here’s to hoping we don’t have to go through any of that this year

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  • December 10, 2018 at 8:17 pm
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    I got the flu shot this year so I am hoping that helps. I also make sure we wash hands and change towels daily.

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  • December 11, 2018 at 12:27 am
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    We got our shots, sure hope they work this year.

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  • December 12, 2018 at 12:04 pm
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    We get the flu shot my son has a heart transplant so its important that he does nto catch the flu each year.

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  • December 14, 2018 at 2:52 am
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    I’m prepared this year! I got my flu shot in October. Last year (October 2017) I got diagnosed with Influenza B while 5 weeks pregnant. I knew I had the flu but for 2 days I let people tell me it was pregnancy symptoms and since my last child was born 9 years prior I just didn’t know what to expect. I finally listened to that inner voice and got diagnosed at the ER. I was miserable! Now that I have a 6 month old this year I made sure to get the vaccine for myself.

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  • December 14, 2018 at 11:48 pm
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    I am never prepared. But i want to be. The Flu always knocks me out for days.

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  • December 14, 2018 at 11:58 pm
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    I’m not prepared all though I should be.

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  • December 23, 2018 at 4:49 pm
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    I am not prepared for the flu this season yet. I am currently taking the steps necessary to prevent it.

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  • January 30, 2019 at 4:37 pm
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    havent got a flu shot yet

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  • January 31, 2019 at 7:51 pm
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    hate being in the cold and getting sick

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  • February 2, 2019 at 10:03 pm
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    need the shot

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  • February 4, 2019 at 10:34 pm
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    havent got it yet

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  • February 5, 2019 at 9:43 pm
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    my niece and nephew got sick this weekend, eventually i would get sick

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  • March 16, 2019 at 11:44 pm
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    havent got it yet.

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  • March 20, 2019 at 3:47 pm
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    Hoping to avoid this nasty virus this year. We are vigilant about hand washing.

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  • March 21, 2019 at 10:17 pm
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    I have been telling my family members for many years to wash their hands often during flu season to avoid catching it.

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