Warning Flu Season Ahead
Warning Flu Season Ahead ⚠️ ?
Flu is a common infectious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes. It can be very unpleasant, but you’ll usually begin to feel better within about a week.
You can catch flu all year round, but it’s especially common in winter, which is why it’s also known as seasonal flu.
Flu symptoms come on very quickly and can include:
•a sudden fever – a temperature of 38C or above
•feeling tired or exhausted
•dry, chesty cough
•loss of appetite
•diarrhoea or tummy pain
•nausea and being sick
The symptoms are similar for children, but they can also get pain in their ear and appear less active.
How to treat flu yourself:
To help you get better more quickly:
•rest and sleep
•take paracetamol or ibuprofen to lower your temperature and treat aches and pains
•drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration
Don’t Forget a great way to protect yourself from the flu this winter is by getting the flu vaccine. Dorman’s Pharmacy will be offering flu vaccinations this winter starting 1st October. Ask in-store for more info.