When should you go to the doctor?
Not always with a flu or a flu infection a doctor's visit is required. However, you should consult a doctor in the following cases:
- in high fever or chills
- if you are severely restricted in your general condition
- when the symptoms start abruptly
- at greenish to yellowish expectoration
- if the symptoms do not improve after a few days
- in earache
- during pregnancy
Which groups of people need to go to the doctor?
For some groups, a visit to a doctor is generally advisable if you have a flu or a flu infection:
- Infants or toddlers
- weakened, elderly patients
- Patients with existing underlying disease, such as diabetes, heart failure, asthma, etc.
7 Tips for Preventing Flu and Flu Infections
- Move a lot in the fresh air to harden the body.
- Strengthen your immune system with a healthy vitamin and fiber-rich diet.
- Avoid alcohol and cigarettes and avoid stressful situations.
- Avoid physical contact with people who are ill.
- Ensure adequate humidity in the rooms so that the mucous membranes do not dry out.
- High-risk patients should think about flu shots before they start flu.
- At the first sign of a cold, plant immune stimulants can contribute to the activation of the immune system.