Often, "actual flu" (flu) and flu infections often gather together, but it depends on differences. "Flu infections can be caused by various cold viruses," explains Josef Eckmayr of the primary lung of the medical center Wels-Grieskirchen. "Symptoms are usually slow with throat scraping, it's possible slightly elevated temperatures." Typical colds. "After about a week, the symptoms should be reduced."
A virus threat
Inflammation, on the other hand, is caused by a threatening virus that attacks not only the upper but also the lower respiratory tract and is accompanied by a sudden, severe weakness. "High fever and dry cough are typical, especially for high-risk groups, flu can be dangerous, so we recommend vaccination," says Eckmayr.
"Both people with flu and flu infection at a normal course lie and drink a lot of the best medicines," says Welser Wolfgang Raus, a general practitioner.
"The flu is contagious, especially in the first three days, it is very contagious," says Rainer Gattringer, head of the Institute of Hygiene and Microbiology at Wels-Grieskirchen Hospital. Viruses can be transmitted by drop infection.
"In normal infections, it's best to stay home, avoid crowding and save. If the disease is more serious, you should visit a family doctor," advises Gattringer.
In the influenza season 2017/18 more than 1,300 influenza cases were identified at the Wels Hospital. "The reason, because too few people are inoculated," says senior physician Wolfgang Pammer: "With the vaccine, it can largely protect against flu, and it falls to a large extent as a carrier. it will take up to two weeks, but later, it still makes sense. "
That caught me – what should I do?
"Depending on the symptoms, take an analgesic, maybe an antipyretic remedy. To clarify complaints, a family physician is the first calling port."
When needs clarification at the hospital?
"In the event of serious progression of the disease or the underlying diseases with increased risk, it is important to clarify the hospital. Over 65s, children and pregnant women need to consult a physician who is then transferred to hospital.
How fast fast?
"It is best to sleep and drink a lot, and also to use home remedies such as softening of the cladding in children to reduce fever, or eating a fixed chicken soup with ginger." True "flu, antiviral drugs make sense early in high-risk patients; if one has to be afraid of the hard way. "
When do antibiotics help?
"Antibiotics only help with bacterial infections. Inflammation and most viral infections are caused by viruses. However, bacterial superinfections sometimes occur during infections such as infections."