FluOverview

overview

Flu is a common infection that can easily spread to other people.

symptoms

The symptoms of flu are similar to a very bad cold. They include a high temperature, an aching body, tiredness and a headache.

treatments_overview

Flu will usually get better in about a week if you rest, keep warm, drink plenty of fluids and take painkillers. Antibiotics do not help with flu.

prevention

You can help avoid flu by getting the flu vaccine every year.

Page last reviewed: 06/08/2019
Next review due: 06/08/2022