Causes Fever, Cough And Colds - Fever, cough and runny nose are often referred to as influenza. Influenza (flu) is a viral infection that causes fever, runny nose, headache, cough, unwell (malaise) and inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose and respiratory tract.
Influenza virus type A or B. The virus is transmitted by infected saliva that comes out when people cough or sneeze; or through direct contact with secretions (saliva, saliva, nasal mucus) patients.
Influenza is different from the common cold. Symptoms occur within 24-48 hours after infection and can occur suddenly. Chills usually an early indication of influenza. In the first few days of frequent fever, can be up to 38.9 to 39.4? Celsius. Many people who feel sick so had to stay in bed; they feel the aches and pains throughout the body, especially in the back and legs. Headache is often severe, with pain that is felt around and behind the eyes. Bright light can aggravate headaches. At first relatively mild respiratory symptoms, such as itching in the throat, burning sensation in the chest, dry cough and runny nose. Then cough and phlegm will be intensified. Palpable warmth and redness of skin, especially in the facial area.
Mouth and throat reddish, watery eyes and the whites suffered mild inflammation. Sometimes nausea and vomiting may occur, especially in children. After 2-3 days, most of the symptoms will disappear immediately and fever usually subsides, although occasionally fever lasts up to 5 days. Bronchitis and cough may persist up to 10 days or more, and it may take 6-8 weeks for the total recovery of the changes that occur in the respiratory tract. The main flu treatment is rest and lie down in bed, drink plenty of fluids and avoid fatigue. Bed rest should be done as soon as symptoms arise until 24-48 after the body temperature returns to normal. For severe disease but without complications, can be given asetaminofen, aspirin, ibuprofen or naproxen. Other drugs are commonly given nasal decongestants and steam inhalation.