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Influenza (a) Mamakye_ Due October 19; 1 child; Australia 919 posts
9th Jun '13

Two people at my work have been diagnosed with influenza a in the last week.
We are checkout operators so it probably came from being coughed on or handling dirty money. We are all supervisors so do spend time together at the box, doing handovers and working closely together.



Yesterday I lay down with my daughter for her nap. I was exhausted so I welcomed the nap. When I woke I assumed I had the beginning of another sinus infection... Sneezing, Dripping nose and extreme sore throat.



But since then (24hrs since initial onset) I also have extreme chills (constant chills), no appetite, general lethargy and muscle soreness on top of the first three symptoms.



Would you be concerned of influenza? Or just assume its a cold, typical of the winter season we have no entered?



I don't want to google dr myself.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49343 posts
9th Jun '13

You can get the flu any time of year. If they were diagnosed with it and you have had contact and are now sick, I'd suspect flu.

Mamakye_ Due October 19; 1 child; Australia 919 posts
9th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:</b>" You can get the flu any time of year. If they were diagnosed with it and you have had contact and are now sick, I'd suspect flu."</blockquote>



Ok. Thanks. Being that I am pregnant should I seek medical attention or just ride it out? Fluids, paracetamol, rest etc?

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49343 posts
9th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mamakye_:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:</b>" You can get the flu any time ... [snip!] ... Ok. Thanks. Being that I am pregnant should I seek medical attention or just ride it out? Fluids, paracetamol, rest etc?"</blockquote>




I'd go in right away see I'd they can give you an antiviral to lessen the length and intensity asap. I think you have 48 hours from the onset. My nurse said to get in as soon as I suspected I had the flu if I did.