It’s flu season: which means that you want to be sure you’ve caught influenza and not just a common cold. After all, you don’t want to be infecting everyone around you. Influenza a.k.a the flu is a highly contagious viral infection. It attacks the respiratory system and when you catch it, you’ll probably feel miserable due to the symptoms most people experience.
Fever is the number one symptom of influenza. Even though fevers can also be caused by many other diseases, influenza is the number one causer. With fever, your body temperature rises up to an uncomfortable and sometimes even dangerous temperature. It usually takes about 3-4 days for the fever to reduce. Typically, fevers don’t go higher than 41 to 42 °C. From these temperatures, it becomes life-threatening, and you should see a doctor.