There are numerous occasions when we have to call or text our manager for some sort of sudden or unforeseen sickness, to get a sick leave. This type of sickness on most of the occasions are casual, and uncalled, which will last temporarily and go away after certain number of days. These types of diseases are generally viral and seasonal in nature, which might start with one person, and can go on affecting others as well. The most common diseases which can be listed in this category are Headache, gastroenteritis, Loose Motion, Mild Nausea, Influenza etc. All these diseases are of causal nature, and can be cured with proper medication. However if it is ignored for a longer duration, then it might turn into critical illness.
In this article we are going to discuss about Influenza which is also widely known as Flu. Flu is a disease often caused by influenza virus. We will discuss the symptoms of influenza and its treatment in next few sections. Flu can spread fast through air, where virus can spread from coughs & sneezes. Another mode through which it can spread is touch in virus contaminated areas, which can be eyes & mouth. However a person can get affected in both the modes that are though air & touch. As it spreads fast, most of the time a person infected with flu keeps him indoor, secluded from others momentarily. This is beneficial to others who are still healthy. A common cold can be classified as flu which includes chest based cold & head based cold. A common cold can happen at any time of year, unlike seasonal flu which might happen during winter or severe season changes. Also influenza can be classified into two types - A & B, while the deadliest of them is Swine Flu (H1N1).
In this section we will discuss top ten flu symptoms which can raise an early alarm of the disease. Flu symptoms can also help in early treatment of the disease, restricting further spread. Following are the flu symptoms listed out with short description:
Once we identify the flu symptoms, the next step will be to get diagnosed or undergo certain tests to confirm the disease. Primarily testing of the throat, nose and sputum is done by the physician, and confirm whether the virus is present or not. In certain other severe situations blood test is done to get a clear picture. On most of the occasion flu is based on fever which can be treated by Acetaminophen (Tylenol) &ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), which can actually help in lowering the fever. Cough syrup & drops
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