What Should I Do for Lingering Flu?
21 Januray 2021
Flu begins with infected by the virus called influenza. After getting infected by the virus sometimes it can’t be recognized it right away since the symptoms don’t start for a while so the person goes on with their daily lives. But after a while some of the complaints we feel in our bodies makes us realize that it is not a regular day. Flu that is caused by virus mistaken as cold often. Even though their symptoms are similar these two diseases are completely different than each other. They have different causes and also need different treatments. It is a known fact that people can catch cold and flu more likely at winter and fall and they linger longer considered to the other seasons.
What are the symptoms of flu?
Flu caused by influenza virus can show its symptoms after 1-3 days of incubation period in human body. Severity of the symptoms can differ from person to person and some people can suffer from rare symptoms of the disease. But primary symptoms that are common for everyone can be listed as high fever, malaise, headache, dry cough, chills and shaking, muscle and joint pain. Bad weather, low exposure to sunlight and some similar conditions in winter causes weak immunity which is an advantage for flu that likely to show symptoms severely in winter. It is also likely that it will linger more in the body. Lingering virus in the body is the main reason of lingering flu.
What Can I Do for Lingering Flu?
After the person is infected with the flu virus the day before symptoms start the virus starts to spread. This transmission process takes approximately 5 days for adults and 10 days for kids. Infected person that shows the symptoms needs to start the treatment right away. Both for spreading it and being dangerous for personal health it requires treatment immediately.
Some of the complications caused by flu can even result with death. Therefore, treatment should start immediately. Influenza generally persists in the body for 1 week. However, some people complain that their flu lasts longer than a week. This is directly related to the duration of the virus in the body, as well as to taking good care of the body during the disease. In addition to the medications which they use in the treatment, people who do not get better will need adequate and balanced food intake, consume sufficient water, provide the body with vitamin C, get fresh air, take care of body hygiene, especially the hands and face, regular sleep, regular sports or keep the body active. They need to keep their body resistance high with staying active. In this way, they will see that their flu will get better in a shorter time.
Complaints of lingering flu are more common in winter and autumn due to the limited body resistance support mentioned. When the recommendations are followed in addition to the treatment, it will be ensured regaining the health in a shorter time. In addition, the simultaneous occurrence of diseases with some flu-like symptoms, such as upper respiratory tract diseases, may create the perception that the flu does not go away. It will also help us to show that the situation defined as the flu, which is not diagnosed correctly and treated correctly, is not actually related to the flu. There is no such thing as an incurable flu. It is possible to get rid of the flu in a very short time with the right treatment and body supports only after the correct definition of the disease and the detection of the flu.