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Flu Complications

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Flu Complications

At Supreme Care ER, your premier emergency room in Jersey Village, Texas, near Cypress, we understand the urgency and importance of addressing flu complications promptly. Our dedicated team is available 24/7, including holidays, to provide you with fast and quality emergency care. Don’t hesitate to visit us at 9530 Jones Road, Houston TX 77065, or call (832) 604-7992.

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What it is?

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, can lead to severe complications requiring immediate medical attention.

 Common Causes

The flu is caused by influenza viruses that infect the respiratory tract.

 Common Symptoms

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Body aches
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
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Who is at Risk?

Certain populations, such as young children, elderly individuals, and those with weakened immune systems, are at higher risk of flu complications.

How it Can be Prevented

Annual flu vaccination is a key preventive measure. Practicing good hygiene, such as frequent handwashing, can also help.

How is it Diagnosed?

Diagnostic tests, including rapid influenza diagnostic tests (RIDTs), can confirm the presence of the influenza virus.

 How it is Treated

Antiviral medications may be prescribed to reduce the severity and duration of flu symptoms.

 When to Go to the ER: Warning Signs & Symptoms

Visit Supreme Care ER promptly if you or a family member experience:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Persistent chest pain or pressure
  • Confusion
  • Severe vomiting
  • Flu-like symptoms that improve but then return with fever and worse cough

 Complications if Treatment is Not Received Quickly

Delaying treatment for flu complications can lead to severe outcomes such as pneumonia, respiratory failure, or even death in extreme cases.