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Yes - You Can Still Get the Flu

Jan 13, 2017
Yes - You Can Still Get the Flu

According to Kelly Lieb, Physician Assistant and SMH Urgent Care Coordinator, Sheridan County has the highest incidence of Influenza A in the state so far this winter. Lieb said, "even if you’ve had influenza A, you can still become infected with influenza B in the same year, so you still may want to receive a flu shot and its not too late!"

You can get a flu shot at SMH Urgent Care.

Symptoms of the flu include fever, headache, cough, sore throat and body aches. Many people confuse this for the stomach “flu” which is nausea, vomiting and diarrhea caused most often by food poisoning or a virus and is not the flu.

Treatment for influenza is mostly supportive. Rest, fluids, Tylenol, Ibuprofen and cough suppressants. Tamiflu is available if you are diagnosed within 48 hours of symptom onset and qualify for treatment based on your past medical history. This is a prescription drug and it can be helpful if started early.

- See more at: http://www.sheridanhospital.org/HB_Flu_Info.shtml#sthash.IU7klJEQ.dpuf