Learn about the flu below:
Influenza, or the ‘flu’, is a respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus.
Symptoms mimic the common cold but with more intensity. Flu symptoms include (but are not limited to) fever, chills, dry cough, aching muscles, a sore throat and a runny nose.
Common Causes :
Please note that while symptoms may be similar, the flu is not the same as the newly contagious COVID-19. Refer to the NHS for COVID-19 symptoms and treatment.
‘Ask Gogodoc About’ is an educational series providing information on various symptoms, pains, and disorders. (*intended for educational purposes only. If you are experiencing symptoms, please reach out to book an online video consultation with a Gogodoc GP. Our NHS-registered GPs can speak to you via video call to provide expert medical advice and get you the right prescriptions and referrals.)