When should someone who is ill with the flu seek medical care?

If you have the flu and are experiencing any of the following complications related to the flu, you should go to the hospital for care.    

Emergency warning signs for children include:

1.)     Fast or difficult breathing

2.)     Bluish or gray skin color

3.)     Not drinking enough fluids

4.)     Severe or persistent vomiting

5.)     Not waking up or not interacting

6.)     Being so irritable that the child doesn’t want to be held

7.)     Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough

 

Emergency warning signs for adults include:

1.)     Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

2.)     Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen

3.)     Sudden dizziness

4.)     Confusion

5.)     Severe or persistent vomiting

6.)     Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough

 

The hospital uses protective equipment like masks, gowns and gloves, and isolation practices to reduce the risk of transmission of influenza. Hospital staff also receives vaccinations to prevent infections, too.

 

Severe illness and even deaths have been reported due to the flu, so you should not hesitate to seek care when the above signs are present.

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