Flu is a common infectious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes. It can be very unpleasant, but you'll usually begin to feel better within about a week. Flu symptoms include
• sore throat,
• muscle aches, and
HOW IS FLU DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the flu includes an examination by the general physician to check on the temperature of the body along with other symptoms. If needed, blood tests may be done.
HOW IS FLU TREATED?
Antiviral drugs are the ones normally prescribed by the General Physician for treating flu. If the sore throat condition persists, you can consult a Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) specialist also. There are treatments in Ayurveda and medicines under Homeopathy also for the flu viral infection.
DID YOU KNOW?
The best way to prevent flu is to get a flu vaccine every year.