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There are many symptoms of seasonal flu, which usually peak after two to three days. Flu symptoms may include a sudden high temperature; headache; sore throat; cough; blocked nose; chills; fatigue; aching muscles; joint pain; diarrhoea or upset stomach; loss of appetite; and problems sleeping. You should feel better after five to eight days, but some symptoms may linger for two to three weeks. If you experience flu symptoms, rest and drink enough fluids. Medical advice is recommended if you are over 65, or pregnant, or have a long-term health condition, or a weakened immune system. Flu can be serious for these individuals and anti-viral medication may be required. Follow the links below to find BootsWebMD's comprehensive coverage about flu symptoms, how to treat them, and much more.

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