As both illnesses are characterised by fever, aches, and shortness of breath, it is imperative that individuals get a flu shot that reduces the risk of flu and lessens the burden on the health care system.
The hot and humid climate is slowly becoming warm with snippets of the breeze and as September is said to be the start of the six-month Seasonal Influenza (simple flu), a consultant paediatrician has sent across reminders on how not to be down with it.
At a recent COVID-19 vaccination clinic, a woman about to get her shot asked the nurse, “Are we going to have to do this every year?” “We don’t know yet,” the nurse answered. She was right. The vaccines are too new to determine things like how long
Preventable measures include covering the mouth when sneezing or coughing to reduce the spread of flu viruses, regular hand washing with water and soap, and sanitation, as well as cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs that cause flu.
The flu season got off to an unusually early start with sporadic cases emerging in August. The flu season, which usually ramps up in October and peaks between December and February, is now severe and widespread.
The medication can help lessen symptoms and shorten the amount of time of the illness. It is especially important for those who are at high risk of developing complications from the flu virus.
Until a few months back, if we heard someone sneeze, the normal tendency was to respond with a ‘God bless’. Not any more. There is a paradigm shift in how the otherwise harmless
A paediatrician-neonatologist in Dubai has reiterated the call of a senior Dubai Health Authority (DHA) official regarding panic amidst the worrisome situation brought about by the global pandemic, Coronavirus 2019 (COVID19).
For some, encountering dust mites leads to itchiness, a runny nose and sneezing, while others remain unaffected. New research examines why this is the case to treat causes of allergies and asthma, which can be aggravated by allergic reactions.