When most of us think of the flu, we think of having a high fever. While this is, indeed, true in most flu cases, a fever isn’t the only flu symptom to be aware of.
Our AFC Urgent Care Mooresville team highlights some other flu symptoms to be on the lookout for this winter, so keep reading!
What Are the Common Flu Symptoms?
A fever is the most common flu symptom, but it’s important to note that not everyone who has the flu will get a fever.
The flu often comes on fast and hard, and you’re most likely to experience the symptoms we’ve listed below, in addition to having a fever.
Additional Common Flu Symptoms
- Aches and pains throughout the body
- Sore throat
- An extreme feeling of fatigue
- A persistent and worsening cough
- Stuffy or runny nose
Can I Avoid the Flu This Winter?
Nobody wants to deal with feeling rough—especially not during the holiday season! While you can’t be 100% certain that you won’t get the flu this winter, there are things you can do that will greatly help in preventing the flu, like getting the flu vaccine.
The flu can help prevent the flu, and it greatly lowers your chances of experiencing serious illness if you do get sick. In addition to getting the flu vaccine, we’ve listed some other effective ways to stay healthy this winter below.
How to Stay Healthy This Winter
- Wash your hands thoroughly and often.
- Wear a mask in public spaces.
- Stay at home and away from others when you are sick to prevent catching and transmitting illness and potential virus.
Have you gotten your annual flu vaccine yet? If not, you don’t need an appointment to get yours at our AFC Urgent Care Mooresville center, so don’t hesitate to stop by today!