Influenza

February 10th, 2011 by Karen

The following symptoms may indicate that you have the flu:  fever above 100F, chills, stuffy nose, sore throat, headache, body aches, fatigue, tired feeling.

If you have these symptoms:

  • Avoid/limit interactions with other people to not expose them to the virus
  • Masks should be worn if close contact cannot be avoided, ie. using a common bathroom
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water when possible or use hand sanitizers
  • Cover nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing (or shirt sleeve or elbow if no tissue is available)
  • Use disposable wipes to clean hard surfaces such as doorknobs, desks, computers.  Clean your room frequently.

Self care and fever control:

  • Increase intake of clear fluids such as juices, sports drinks, tea, water
  • Bedrest
  • Eat a light diet as tolerated
  • Take non-prescription medicine for symptoms if you are not allergic to them.  Do NOT take aspirin or products with aspirin (including Peptobismol)

 

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