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Family & Relationships What is Japanese flu? The signs and symptoms you need to know

14:46  13 january  2018
14:46  13 january  2018 Source:   hellomagazine.com

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What is Japanese flu?

There are two main types of flu – A and B. Japanese flu is a type B strain, which means it can only affect humans and can't spread from species to species. Meanwhile, Australian flu is a type A strain, and can be more severe. Japanese flu is easily spread among children, as their immune systems are more susceptible. And if they don't correctly follow hand washing guidelines, it's easy for Japanese flu to spread faster than other strains, such Aussie flu.

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What are the symptoms of Japanese flu?

The symptoms of Japanese flu are similar to other flu strains, and can include a high temperature or fever, tiredness and weakness, headaches, general aches and pains and coughing and sneezing.

What is the treatment for Japanese flu?

There is usually no need to see a doctor if you have flu-like symptoms and are generally fit and healthy. The best treatment is to stay at home, keep warm and drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. However, you should seek medical help if you develop sudden chest pains, have trouble breathing or start coughing blood. Patients are advised to only go to their GP if their symptoms fail to improve after seven days, they are a child, over-65, pregnant or have a long-term medical condition or weakened immune system.

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But if you know the warning signs of the flu , you can get treatment quickly and work on feeling better, sooner. What You Need to Know . Unlike a cold, flu symptoms usually come on suddenly.

How can you avoid getting the flu?

Using good hygiene measures can help to stop you catching the flu or spreading it to others. Always wash your hands regularly with soap and warm water, and regularly clean surfaces such as your phone and door handles. Use tissues to cover your mouth and nose when you cough and sneeze, and dispose of them as soon as possible. If you are at risk of more serious flu, consider getting an annual flu vaccine to help reduce your chances of being infected.

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