'Tis the Season to Get Your Flu Shot

Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk of serious flu complications. The two main types of influenza (flu) virus are: Types A and B. The influenza A and B viruses that routinely spread in people (human influenza viruses) are responsible for seasonal flu epidemics each year.

How to Prevent the Flu

The best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated every year. Call or schedule an appointment online with Henry Kaw M.D. Inc. in Fullerton to get your flu shot today. 

In addition to the flu shot, there are other good health habits that can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu.

Symptoms of the Flu 

Flu signs and symptoms usually come on suddenly. People who are sick with flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.

If you think you may have the flu or have similar symptoms to those mentioned above, call or schedule an appointment with Dr. Henry Kaw.

Treatment of the Flu

Most people with the flu have mild illness and do not need medical care or antiviral drugs. If you get sick with flu symptoms, in most cases, you should stay home and avoid contact with other people except to get medical care.

If you get sick with the flu, antiviral drugs may be a treatment option. When used for treatment, antiviral drugs can lessen symptoms and shorten the time you are sick by 1 or 2 days. 

Dr. Henry Kaw will be able to promptly diagnose, treat and prescribe you with antiviral drugs to treat the flu illness.

Are you ready to safeguard yourself, friends and family from the flu this season? Call or schedule an appointment online with Henry Kaw M.D. Inc. today to get your flu shot this season. 

Content Source: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/index.html

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