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How long does the flu last?
25 Jan 2022
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We are all very health-conscious, especially in this covid era. We will give much more importance to curing the flu than finding a lost million dollars. Because health is first always. You can have a successful start-up or a job and you can make a ton of money.

But what will you do if you caught just the flu that doesn’t cure even after ten days?

It is frustrating, right?

In general, healthy people recover from the flu within 7-10 days. But you might have some kind of cough and can feel weakness for your entire body. Usually, all your symptoms should be gone within 1 to 2 weeks. 

If not, it is better to consult a doctor.

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What are the stages of the flu?

Even though the flu only lasts for 7-10 days usually, there are several stages involved in this.

Typically flu follows this pattern.

Days 1-3: 

The appearance of fever, headache, muscle pain, weakness, sore throat, and stuffy nose.


Fever and muscle aches start to decrease and mild chest discomfort becomes more noticeable. Most probably, you will feel tired full, and weak.


Symptoms start to decrease but cough and body weakness may last for one or two weeks.

What is the fastest way to get over the flu?

When we caught up with flu, the next thought will be how it can be cured in the fastest way. Taking shortcuts in terms of health is preferable. So here are 5 actionable steps to do it,

1- Get some rest and stay home

If you have a job, take some days off and sit in your house. Give some time to your body to rest and spend time reading and watching Netflix or something.

2- Try to sit in a steamy bathroom

If you’re still stuffed up, sit in the bathroom with the door closed. Let the shower run hot until the room fills with moist steam. Sit away from the water to avoid burns. 

3- Get salty

Saline nose sprays are available at any grocery store. Put several drops into one nostril and slowly blow the mucus and saline out.

4- Drink more fluids.

To keep your respiratory system hydrated, you have to drink liquids. It doesn’t have to be water only, it can also be fruit juice and sports drinks.

5- Take care of your cough

Make sure not to give over a counter cough or cold medicine to children under 4. Also, try expectorant, which can turn mucus into liquid.

Why is my flu not going away?

Flu should cure within 3-7 days. If not, you have to consider these 3 things importantly.

1- You are stressed

Understand that you are fighting against a virus. If you are still stressed, it can make your body less able to respond to cortisol, a hormone that controls your body’s attack rate to viruses that can cause the common cold.

2- You are treating the wrong illness

Flu can be misunderstood with other diseases easily. So make sure that you are treating for flu, not for allergies or something like that.

Remember, it takes a few days to show up the symptoms of a cold. On the other hand, allergies can come on quickly.

3- You are not ready to take a rest

If you have any kind of symptoms of flu and you are not ready to take a rest. Then you are in trouble.

It is OK to give some peace to your body.

Why does the flu get worse at night?

We all have the nightmare that when affected by flu that is we couldn’t sleep well at night. The flu will get worse at this time. This is a terrible feeling. 

Do you ever think what are the reasons behind these? Here are 3 important reasons.

1- Role of gravity

During the day, nasal mucus drains down your nose and throat when you are standing or sitting upright. But in the night, as you sleep, the flow of mucus changes, and it doesn’t clear in the same way. Instead, it collects at the back of your throat and lodges in your airways. The combination of not being able to breathe and constant cough can make harder feelings with flu at night.

2- Immune system function

There is no way to criticize our immune system, but the fact is immune system got more activated at night. Not only does it raise the temperature of the body but also the inflammatory response of the immune system is vigorous at night.

It causes to make worse the symptoms of congestion and headache.

3- Daytime distraction and the dreaded darkness

Most of the daytime we will be busy with many kinds of things. Sometimes we forgot about how unwell we are. Running from completing one task to another.

However, at night, we become more conscious about our bodies. Then we realize how unwell we are starting to spend our precious sleeping hours blowing our nose and clearing our throat. 

So nights feel like we are more affected by flu.

Flu is not a dangerous disease. But if you don’t give needed rest and cure to your body, it can be.

So, take care of yourself especially in this covid age.

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