Flu Season has begun, how many of you did not get the flu
vaccine? It is the earliest Flu season in 10 years and many states are
reporting double the cases of the flu as compared to this time last year.
Typically flu season starts in February, but this year it has come to
Pikesville before the holidays.
Flu, when diagnosed in the first 48 hours, can be treated with medication helping you be able to avoid the awful nausea, diarrhea, and body aches.
However, after those 48 hours the medication is no longer effective and
you can be in for a long week of severe illness.
“When it comes to Flu, prevention is vital. But after symptoms
have started, the most important thing is speed, getting treated within the
first 48 hours once you begin to feel the symptoms of the Flu,” says Jane Rosen, PA-C at Doctors Express in Pikesville.
Jane also said that it is important to remember that flu affects the
upper respiratory system, and the nausea, diarrhea, and body aches may not have an onset until several days after initial symptoms occur.
Jane has over 30 years of experience as a physician assistant and knows that with a more severe flu season, it’s important to be tested at the first signs of feeling ill.
So, even if you think that you are just coming down with a
really bad cold, it’s important to get tested for the flu.
Doctors Express in Pikesville has instant flu tests, so we can diagnose and treat your symptoms appropriately.
You don’t need an appointment, we will accept your insurance, and we can get you the medication that you need once the flu is diagnosed. If you have any other questions please call us at 410-484-4044. An hour at our office could save you a long week of being very ill and missing time from your work and family life.