Strep, Mono and Flu Tests

Something as seemingly harmless as the flu, if untreated can wreak major havoc on your health. We get your tested and treated fast to avoid complications such as infections, bronchitis, and pneumonia.

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What is the Flu?

The flu is a viral respiratory infection caused by the influenza virus. The infection affects both the upper and lower respiratory tract.
The flu can easily derive to serious complications that can endanger the lives of patients.

Which Are the Most
Common Complications of the Flu?

Some patients, like small children, people over the age of 65, pregnant women, and people with compromised immune systems have a higher risk of developing one or more of the following flu complications: • Pneumonia
• Bronchitis
• Sinusitis
• Ear infections
• Heart problems
• Dehydration

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Symptoms of the Flu and its Complications

Flu Symptoms

  • Severe aches in muscles and joints
  • Pain and tiredness around the eyes
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Headaches
  • A dry cough
  • Watery eyes
  • Flushed skin
  • A sore throat
  • A runny nose

How to Prevent the Flu and its Complications

The best way to prevent the flu is through vaccination, in addition, patients will greatly benefit from the following:

  • Washing of hands with soap and water several times a day
  • Taking vitamin supplements to boost the immune system
  • Eating a healthy balanced diet
  • Getting plenty of rest which will serve to boost the immune system

Symptoms of Flu Complications

Symptoms of Pneumonia

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Chest Pain
  • Sweating
  • A cough with phlegm
  • Faster pulse
  • Lips or fingernails may become bluish from lack of oxygen
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sharp pain in the chest when taking a deep breath

Symptoms of Bronchitis

  • A cough
  • Production of mucus which can be white, clear, yellowish-gray, or green in color
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Slight fever and chills
  • Chest discomfort
  • Symptoms of Sinusitis
  • A sinus headache
  • Facial tenderness
  • Pressure or pain in the sinus, ears, and teeth
  • Fever
  • Cloudy, discolored nasal drainage
  • A feeling of nasal stuffiness
  • A sore throat
  • Occasional facial swelling

Sinus Infection Symptoms

If the sinus infection is caused by bacteria the patient may display the following symptoms

  • Facial pain
  • Pus-like nasal discharge
  • Symptoms that persist for more than a week and do not respond to over the counter medication

Symptoms of Ear Infection

  • Mild pain or discomfort inside the ear
  • A persistent feeling of pressure inside the ear
  • Pus-like ear drainage
  • Hearing loss