Most persons are familiar with the usual symptoms of flu. Fevers followed by aches, chills and fatigue will usually signal the dreaded affliction. Sometimes it may be accompanied by coughing and difficulties when it comes to swallowing due to a sore throat.
A mother of six of Nebraska was puzzled by an unexpected rash which appeared on the skin of her sun. As a registered nurse she tried to apply a variety of treatments in order to heal the ailment but nothing seemed to works as the hives continued to spread. She decided to take her son to the doctor for a check-up.
When the results came she was surprised. Her son tested positive for influenza but all the other symptoms were missing.
While hives do not appear on the flu guidelines published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention it is important to keep in mind that some people will develop particulars symptoms for a disease.
If you or someone you know shows signs of flu follow the steps below in order to minimize any unwanted consequences.
Act in advance
The flu is a seasonal infection that can affect anyone regardless of their age or physical condition. Get the vaccine before the season starts (near the end of October) in order to minimize the risk of infection.
Don’t go to the hospital for minor symptoms
A visit to the emergency room should be avoided if serious symptoms like an aggressive fever or the risk of complications is low.
Stay at home and treat yourself
It is advised to remain in your home for at least 24 hours if you have a fever. During this period don’t use fever-reducing medicine if the fever is low since it will go away at some point.
Protect everyone else
Try to minimize contact with other people so they won’t get infected. Wear a mask if you have to go into public areas, use a tissue when you cough and wash your hands often.