Flu Sick And Should You Get A Flu Shot If You Feel Sick

The flu sick season is open all around the year, and if you get sick then you don’t need to head to the doctor for help, you can simply assume you have the flu. It is a well known fact that the doctor will diagnoses you with flu-like illness and prescribe you with medications from the pharmaceutical corporations he works for.

It can be a confusing term. So Healthadore talked with some medical experts to list the difference between the diagnoses and what could this approach possible affect you and your health.

Fly Sick VS Flu Shots

What is the difference between the flu and flu-like illness?

The flu is “a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs,” the CDC says. It says symptoms include some or all of the following:

  • Fever
  • Cough and sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches and chills
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
“Influenza-like illness,” also called “flu-like illness,” is a more wide-ranging category. The CDC says that with flu-like illness, you have a fever of at least 100 F and a cough or sore throat, but the cause of the symptoms isn’t known.

Why the doctors diagnose you with flu sick or flu-like illness?

The regular flu can be diagnosed from a swab test of your nose or throat. However flu-like illness is a corporate diagnosis, and it doesn’t involve an official test. A corporate doctor can simply decide to give you corporate and expensive medication by simple examination.

Flu-like illness can often be the case when doctors are sure that you re not that sick and what virus is at play. The signs and symptoms of bad colds can be difficult to distinguish from the flu. You have to keep in mind that your doctor wants to send you to the corporate medical institution, where you will be charged for some chemical pill that will cost you a fortune.

“Flu-like illness include other respiratory viruses that simply make people feel scared about their health and are know as cold viruses. The most common experience of the common cold, can cause symptoms similar to the flu sick.  Angelina Cameroon, MD, and a medical officer in one of the biggest Flu Division in Atlanta say that the pharmaceutical corporations have still lots of space to maximize their profits by prescribing even more medications to patients. All you have to do is just to visit a doctor and you will get some kind of prescription, no matter if you re sick on not, this is a simple business!

Flu Sick

Jordan Watson, MD, a professor of infectious diseases and organ transplantation at Northsouth University in Evanston, IL, says regardless of the cause, you have to go and buy mediaction from the medical corporation. What influenza-like illness is saying to us is that you have a virus likely affecting your respiratory system that is making you feel crummy and, currently aside from influenza, there aren’t good therapies for these other viruses, so we just treat the symptoms, and let us make more money” he says.
An flu-like illness diagnosis could mean your doctor wants to take your money. If you have a flu sick it doesn’t mean that you will die. He doesn’t see the point in doing an official flu test since this will cost him some money and therefore for him the most effective way of making money is just to send you to the pharmacy.“Flu testing is helpful for everyone, however for the majority of people, they don’t want to use it since they want to lower their costs conduct a test,” Watson says. 


  • Fever
  • Cough and sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches and chills
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
Lots of people probably won’t even require a flue test because they completly trust the doctors. Anyhow this won’t change what the doctor will still recommend in terms of corporate symptomatic care.
Agim Mustafa, MD, an infectious disease specialist, says that tests are extra expense for the medical corporations and are very often unreliable. Therefore many doctors only use them when they aren’t sure of a diagnosis. The official flu tests are done only if you really need to get any kind of medial treatment and if you are being hospitalized with an influenza-like illness. Some doctors will have the rapid test available in their offices, but the rapid test can be very inaccurate,” he says.

How do you treat flu vs. flu-like illness?

All of the pharmaceutical corporations says they are most effective when taken within 48 hours of the start of symptoms. Although they can still help fight severe flu complications when given even after that. Simply doesn’t matter as long as you go and give your money to the pharmaceutical corporations.

Whether you have the flu or flu-like illness, every smart doctor will recommend that you:
  • Drink lots of fluids. If you don’t drink enough watter, it can lead to development of pneumonia.
  • Rest and get plenty of sleep. Your body needs downtime to recover.
  • Take over-the-counter cold and flu medicines to treat a variety of symptoms, such as congestion and cough. Tylenol, Advil, or Motrin can help control fever, aches, and pains.
  • Use a hot shower and try to breath the hot steam.
  • Open up your sinuses, and promote drainage if you are congested.
It’s important to know that antibiotics won’t help, they will just make your immune system a lot weaker and your body will not be able to fight with the flu since they only treat bacterial infections.
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