- Fever, cough, and/or sore throat
- Runny nose
- Body aches
- Occasional vomiting/diarrhea
- It's important to know that not everyone with flu will have a fever.
Not everyone who has flu symptoms needs to go to the doctor or Health Services.
Visit the virtual doctor.
- Go home to recover.
- Rest, drink plenty of clear fluids like water, broth, sports drinks, or electrolyte beverages to prevent dehydration.
- Use pain and fever reducers, such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen, for body aches and fever.
- Stay home until 24 hours after your temperature returns to normal.
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then immediately dispose of the tissue in the trash. If a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into the crook of your arm or shoulder.
- WASH YOUR HANDS often, using soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Use alcohol-based hand cleaners only when soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread easily and rapidly this way.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- Stay home if you are sick to avoid spreading the flu to others.
It’s highly recommended that you receive the seasonal flu vaccine which protects against the following three viruses:
H1N1-A / H3N2-A / Influenza B.
When to seek emergency medical attention
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Purple or blue discoloration of the lips
- Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
- Sudden dizziness
- Severe or persistent vomiting
- Flu-like symptoms that improve but then return with fever and worsening cough
To schedule an appointment, call 724-773-3959 or 724-773-3951.
Barbara Kugel, R.N., B.S.N., C.D.E.,C.S.N.
104 Ross Administration Building 724-773-3955 firstname.lastname@example.org
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