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Flu Symptoms

Flu symptoms are often mistaken for symptoms of the common cold. In this video, Dr. Holly Atkinson explains the warning signs of the flu.

Flu symptoms are often mistaken for symptoms of the common cold. In this video, Dr. Holly Atkinson explains the difference between the two and gives a list of symptoms caused by the flu such as high fever, fatigue and loss of appetite. Flu symptoms come on suddenly and it takes about 7-10 days until you feel better. Sometimes the flu can cause complications like bronchitis or pneumonia so it is important to see your doctor right away if you see signs of these.

Dr Holly Atkinson

This video features Dr Holly Atkinson. Dr. Holly Atkinson specializes in Internal Medicine and is an award-winning medical journalist. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine as well as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Duration: 2:34. Last Updated On: June 2, 2014, 9:17 a.m.
Reviewed by: Dr. Preeti Parikh, . Review date: Dec. 8, 2011
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