Australia’s WORST Flu Season | Everything You Need to Know 😷
Australia is in the midst of its worst flu season with hundreds of fatalities so far. Join me as I give you my top tips on influenza, how to survive it and how we test for it.
Influenza is a highly contagious disease that can have detrimental effects on our health. We can all be affected, there are certain groups of people however that may be more affected than others. These are those over the age of 65, children under 5, pregnant ladies or those with chronic medical conditions.
The typical symptoms of influenza include: fever, sore throat, dry cough, headache, muscle or joint aches and tiredness.
Symptoms will usually go away by themselves within a week with simple rest, hydration and TLC. However, there are medications which can reduce the duration of symptoms, these need to be taken soon after diagnosis otherwise they do not work.
There are many ways you can protect yourself from influenza this winter period. 2019 has seen an unprecedented amount of people having their flu vaccine which is great. Other ways of protecting yourself include washing your hands regularly, throwing away used tissues and staying away from people who have flu-like illnesses. To keep your immune system fighting strong be sure to keep up your fruit and vegetables, vitamin C which is found in strawberries, oranges and kiwi fruit is also beneficial.
Remember if your symptoms aren’t settling or you feel they are getting worse be sure to see your medical doctor for help and advice.
Thanks for watching, I hope you’ve found this video useful. As always if you have any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to drop me a line below.
Take care and stay healthy 😘
Dr Nora 💉
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