Patient reviews for Doctors for Flu in Chickballapur, Hubli-Dharwad
Lybrate User's review for Dr. Ashutosh Wahi
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Kalmesh's review for Dr. R. V. Desai
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Flu otherwise known as influenza is an infectious disease caused by the influenza virus. The symptoms range from mild to severe. The virus spreads through air when the affected person sneezes or coughs. There are three types of flu virus – Influenza Virus A, Influenza Virus B and Influenza Virus C. Common symptoms are:
• High fever
• Runny nose
• Sore throat
• Muscle pain
• Watery eyes
• Diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting in children
HOW IS FLU DIAGNOSED?
Flu is diagnosed by the patient's history, physical exam, and laboratory tests. Usually, a quick test for example, nasopharyngeal swab sample is done to see if the patient is infected with influenza A or B virus.
HOW IS FLU TREATED?
Usually there is no specific treatment for flu other than lots of bed rest and fluids for keeping yourself hydrated. In some cases when the symptoms don’t reduce in 3 or 5 days, your doctor may prescribe antiviral medications like oseltamivir (Tamiflu) or zanamivir (Relenza).
DID YOU KNOW?
The best way to prevent flu is to get a flu vaccine every year.