Influenza Can Lead To A Bigger Problem If Neglected

One of the most common immune problems one encounters is the flu. There is not a particular duration or anything for this because it’s gradually supposed to leave your system after a while. And, once it leaves your system, you can stay calm for there are low chances of flu hitting you again soon. However, this isn’t the case for some people. It differs from person to person and when neglected it may actually lead to a higher problem. Recently,  pediatricians at Sharjah medical center have come across cases where they have determined that this is not an accurate representation because flu seasons vary in severity and length. This impacts not only how many flu-related deaths occur in a single season, but also the actual number of flu cases. Even if you have had the flu in the past and had no complications, it is still possible to get it again or get a different strain and have problems. Remember that flu isn’t like chicken pox where you develop a certain natural immunity to it once you’ve had it. Let us go through some of the common symptoms and main risk factors of influenza:What Are the Symptoms? We have all experienced flu in our lifetime and the symptoms of it are pretty common that you can easily identify it among you or your children without the help of a pediatrician. Flu symptoms often appear suddenly. But, if you have asthma or other lung diseases, you are at a higher risk of developing complications from the flu. Some of the common symptoms of influenza are:
  • Sudden onset of high fever
  • Headache, muscle aches and joint pain
  • Cough
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Nasal congestion and runny nose
  • Fatigue
  • Stomach symptoms such as nausea, vomiting or diarrhea may occur but are more common in children than adults.
Although most people tend to recover from the flu within one or two weeks, others, especially the elderly, may feel weak for a long time even after other symptoms go away.The symptoms usually vary among children and adults. Although adults can take care of themselves during this period, children find it difficult to cope with the symptoms and will get drained of energy very easily. This should be treated by a pediatrician at Sharjah medical center. Flu symptoms in school-age children and adolescents are similar to those in adults. Children tend to have higher temperatures than adults. Flu in preschool children and infants is hard to pinpoint since its symptoms are so similar to infections caused by other viruses. Nowadays, the flu circulates very quickly among children and has often lead to bigger problems. If any of the symptoms mentioned above are present and the flu is circulating in your area, make sure that you visit the Sharjah medical center and consult a pediatrician at the earliest for prevention. What are the main causes and risk factors? The flu is caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. These viruses usually spread when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk,  emitting the virus into the air and gradually into the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. Pediatrician at Sharjah claims that children often get infected with flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching your own mouth, eyes or nose. Some of the risk factors of influenza are- liver diseases, heart diseases or any other chronic diseases. You should make sure that you take influenza seriously especially when it gets to your children, because it may lead to any other serious condition if neglected. This should be diagnosed and treated by a pediatrician at the earliest when you encounter such a circulation around your place. Visit Sharjah medical center for a checkup to ensure you and your children are risk-free. Give us a call today to book your children’s appointment with a pediatrician at Sharjah today.      
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