Flu Symptoms Directory
Flu comes on suddenly. Symptoms vary. They may include fever, muscle aches, or weakness. Other symptoms include coughing, vomiting, diarrhea, and fatigue. Doctors prescribe resting at home, drinking fluids, and avoiding contact with others. Pain medication like acetaminophen ease body aches. Antivirals like oseltamivir (Tamiflu) lessen the length of the illness if taken when symptoms begin. Shortness of breath or chest pain indicate complications and require immediate medical attention. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about what causes flu symptoms, what symptoms look like, how to treat them, and much more.
How to Know When You Have the Flu
Learn more from WebMD about flu symptoms and a variety of flu treatments, including over-the-counter medicine, antivirals, alternative medicine, herbs, dietary supplements and acupuncture.
Is It a Cold or the Flu? How to Tell the Difference
You're feeling sick, but you're not sure how to tell whether you have a cold or the flu. Here are some clues.
What to Eat When You Have the Flu
Wondering what to eat when you have the flu? WebMD offers diet recommendations for soothing symptoms and boosting the immune system.
Flu Emergency: When to Call a Doctor
Learn more from WebMD about flu-related complications that require a call to your doctor.
Prescription Drugs for Heartburn and Reflux
WebMD explains the prescription drugs used to treat heartburn and acid reflux or GERD.
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