Story by: Norton Healthcare on February 19, 2018
If you are mildly ill with the flu, there’s no need to go to the emergency room. You can visit a Norton Immediate Care Center, see your health provider or schedule a Norton eCare visit.
If you have the flu, your health provider will give you a plan to get better. It will include staying home and avoiding contact with others except to get medical treatment. Antiviral medication is most helpful if started within two days of the start of symptoms.
Young children, people 65 and older, pregnant women and people with certain medical conditions are at high risk for serious flu complications.
If you have the following emergency warning signs of flu, go to an emergency room.
In addition to the signs above, get medical help right away for an infant with any of these signs: