Symptoms You Have the Flu and What You Should Next


As said, influenza can cause a big variety of symptoms that make you feel miserable. One of those symptoms is getting headaches. Headaches are caused by molecules in your body that are fighting the disease. These molecules are released in your system, they tend to cause inflammation and increase the pressure in your head, causing you to get painful headaches.

woman feeling sick from the flu


With influenza, you’re bound to feel very weak and fatigued. Walking up the stairs can even be too much for your weakened body. Feeling weak can take longer than most of the other flu symptoms. It might take a few weeks until you feel 100% in energy again.

Dry Cough

Having a dry cough is very common for influenza, and less common for the common cold. The cough is caused by damage to the cell lining. The constant coughing, in its turn, can cause you to get a sore throat.


The constant sneezing is one of the reasons why influenza is often mistaken for a common cold at first, but it’s definitely also a common symptom of influenza. Be sure to sneeze in a handkerchief or on your elbow, to make sure you don’t make all the people around you sick!

Eye Pain

Eye pain is very common for influenza and can make you feel even more miserable. It’s caused by inflammation and increased pressure in the head. Some people experience the pain worse when they close their eyes; quite frustrating since you probably just want to sleep when you have the flu.

Vomiting & Diarrhea

Stomach and intestine issues aren’t usually common flu symptoms, but they do occur more often in children with influenza. If you only have diarrhea and vomiting, however, you probably have gastroenteritis and not influenza. Did you know that some people are more at risk for getting the Flu? How so and want to know if you’re one of them? Go check it out on the next page.

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