The flu is a viral respiratory system infection that is transmitted through the air, such as sneezing, coughing, or speaking. The flu is a very common disease. Symptoms range from mild to severe, and can even be deadly. Children, people with chronic health conditions, immune disorders, and the elderly are the most at-risk populations from the flu. A vaccine can generally prevent you from catching the flu.
The onset of flu symptoms generally happens quickly, which can make it difficult to respond quickly depending on where you are when you start to notice you’re not feeling quite right. Some people may not experience flu symptoms while others experience a combination of symptoms.
The symptoms of the flu include:
The flu is highly contagious, so it’s important to take steps to protect those around you from getting sick as soon as you know you are sick. The flu is generally contagious one day before the onset of symptoms and up to a week after symptoms begin to show.
Self-care can not only improve your recovery time, you can help protect those around you from getting sick. Get plenty of rest, stay hydrated, and sanitize anything you touch while you are contagious.
The flu is caused by the influenza virus. This virus is transmitted through the air when you speak, cough, or sneeze. Getting a flu vaccine can reduce your risk of catching the flu.
The symptoms of the flu can range from mild to severe. In some cases, the flu can cause death. It’s important to call Concierge MD for the flu if you notice the following symptoms:
Most healthy individuals can fight off the flu with self-care and plenty of rest within 7 – 10 days of exposure to the virus.
When you or someone in your family has the flu, the last thing you probably want to do is visit a clinic where you can be exposed to other illnesses. Concierge MD brings the appointment to your home, saving you the time and hassle of sitting in Los Angeles traffic as well as exposure to other illnesses in a clinic waiting room. House calls for the flu are ideal for families with young children, fostering a familiar and stress-free environment for their appointment.
In addition to on-call appointments on your time and schedule, our members enjoy the benefits of telemedicine appointment between appointments, enabling them to follow up with any questions about medications or treatments. This direct line to our qualified healthcare team will ensure that you can always make the best and most informed decisions about your health.