What are the flu symptoms?
Before you get alarmed, read up on the symptoms of flu, and then decide a course of action.
Fever: If you are running a fever, one that is in the range of 100°C to 104°C, get yourself checked. A flu almost always increases the body’s temperature. Also, do not get alarmed if your child has a high temperature, because children do tend to have higher temperatures than adults. Consult your doctor.
Cough: Cough is not something that accompanies common cold. A dry, persistent cough is indicative of flu. It also tends to be a painful experience that brings in a lot of discomfort.
Muscle aches: If the muscles in your neck, arms, back and legs hurt, chances are you have the flu. These aches can be severe, making it difficult for you to even move around.
Headache: Severe, throbbing headaches that also bring in light and sound sensitivity are symptoms of flu.
It is to be noted that unlike common cold, which goes away in a day or two, flu stays for about one week. And the recovery period is also longer, meaning you may still feel fatigued even after the virus has left your body.