Can you get a reaction to the flu virus?

Can you get a reaction to the flu virus?

Even otherwise healthy people are at risk of complications, hospitalization, and death if they catch the seasonal flu. In rare situations, people may experience severe side effects or allergic reactions.

How long do flu symptoms last?

Symptoms usually appear from one to four days after exposure to the virus, and they last five to seven days. For people who’ve had a flu shot, the symptoms may last a shorter amount of time, or be less severe. For other people, the symptoms may last longer. Even when symptoms resolve, you may continue to feel fatigued.

When do you start feeling better with the flu?

In general, healthy people usually get over a cold in 7 to 10 days. Flu symptoms, including fever, should go away after about 5 days, but you may still have a cough and feel weak a few days longer. All your symptoms should be gone within 1 to 2 weeks.

Is the flu contagious without a fever?

Stay away from others as much as possible to keep from making others sick. Continue to cover coughs and sneezes and wash hands even after you return to work. It is important to know that even if you don’t have a fever, you may have flu and be contagious if you get flu symptoms.

What to do if you have side effects from flu shot?

If you have any of these symptoms, call your doctor right away. If they’re severe, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. In very rare cases, some people who have received the flu vaccine have experienced Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). GBS is a neurologic condition that causes weakness and paralysis throughout your body.

How to know if you have an allergic reaction to something?

Signs of a severe allergic reaction can include: 1 Difficulty breathing 2 Hoarseness or wheezing 3 Swelling around the eyes or lips 4 Hives 5 Paleness 6 Weakness 7 A fast heart beat or dizziness

What are the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis?

Signs of anaphylaxis include: 3  1 Itching 2 Red, raised, blotchy skin 3 Swollen tongue, lips, or throat 4 Wheezing or shortness of breath