Top Flu Shot Myths


The cold, together with chest cold and common cold, and seasonal respiratory illness square measure caused by viruses. Use over-the-counter cold medications to alleviate symptoms together with inflammatory disease, runny nose, congestion, and cough. respiratory illness symptoms square measure similar, however embrace fever, headache and muscle soreness. See a doctor UN agency could impose antiviral medications Relenza or Tamiflu.

Symptoms:

The flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

  • Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults. For More information Click Here

Causes:

Flu viruses travel through the air in droplets when someone with the infection coughs, sneezes or talks. You can inhale the droplets directly, or you can pick up the germs from an object — such as a telephone or computer keyboard — and then transfer them to your eyes, nose or mouth.

People with the virus are likely contagious from the day or so before symptoms first appear until about five days after symptoms begin, though sometimes people are contagious for as long as 10 days after symptoms appear.  Click Here

Treatment:

Since a cough is a symptom, not a disease, often the significance or cause of a cough can only be determined when all other symptoms are evaluated by a healthcare professional.

There is no cure for a cold or flu, but symptoms can be treated. Cold or flu sufferers should get extra rest and drink plenty of fluids. There are many over the counter remedies which can help alleviate symptoms.  Click Here

Misconceptions about Flu Vaccines:

No, a flu shot cannot cause flu illness. Flu vaccines given with a needle are currently made in two ways: the vaccine is made either with a) flu vaccine viruses that have been ‘inactivated’ and are therefore not infectious, or b) with no flu vaccine viruses at all (which is the case for recombinant influenza vaccine). The most common side effects from the influenza shot are soreness, redness, tenderness or swelling where the shot was given. Low-grade fever, headache and muscle aches also may occur. For More Information Click Here

Myths About Flu Shots

You can catch the flu from the vaccine.

Healthy people don’t need to be vaccinated.

Getting the flu vaccination is all you need to do to protect yourself from the flu

The flu is just a bad cold.

You can’t spread the flu if you’re feeling well. For More Information Click Here

Things To know about Flu Vaccine

There are only so many flu shots to go around each year. If you wait too long, you may find your pediatrician or local walk-in clinic runs out and you’ll have to drive out of town to find a supply. Shipments of this year’s influenza have already begun and will continue through the fall and early part of winter. So, call your family doctor or someone at your local urgent care center to get your shots as soon as you can.

Hopefully these information have answered any questions you might have and put your mind at ease about vaccinating yourself and your family from influenza this year. Be sure to make an appointment with you family doctor or walk into your local urgent care center to receive your shot. For More Information Click Here

 

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