Personnes qui ont plus de risques de présenter des complications
Les personnes qui ont plus de risque de présenter des complications sont:
- les enfants de moins de 5 ans;
- les personnes atteintes de maladies chroniques;
- les femmes enceintes;
- les femmes ayant accouché depuis 4 semaines et moins;
- les personnes âgées de 65 ans et plus.
Si vous ou votre enfant faites partie des personnes qui ont plus de risques de présenter des complications et que vous avez des symptômes de la grippe, appelez Info-Santé 811. Une infirmière évaluera votre état de santé et vous fera des recommandations selon votre situation.
Le virus de la grippe vit mieux dans les endroits frais et secs. Il peut vivre jusqu’à 2 jours sur des objets contaminés et jusqu’à 5 minutes sur la peau.
Le virus de la grippe est très contagieux. Il se transmet rapidement d’une personne à une autre:
- par les gouttelettes projetées dans l’air par la bouche ou le nez d’une personne infectée par la grippe qui tousse ou qui éternue;
- par un contact direct avec les sécrétions du nez ou de la gorge d’une personne infectée par la grippe, par exemple en l’embrassant;
- lorsqu’on porte la main à son nez, à sa bouche ou à ses yeux après avoir serré la main d’une personne infectée ou touché à des objets contaminés.
Une personne infectée par le virus de la grippe peut être contagieuse:
- 24 heures avant de présenter des symptômes;
- jusqu’à 7 jours après le début des symptômes, et parfois même un peu plus longtemps. Les jeunes enfants et les personnes âgées peuvent être contagieux jusqu’à 14 jours après le début des symptômes.
Si vous avez la grippe, évitez autant que possible les contacts directs avec les personnes qui ont plus de risques de présenter des complications. Vous diminuez ainsi le risque de leur transmettre la maladie.
La meilleure façon de se protéger des complications de la grippe est de se faire vacciner.
Où vous faire vacciner
Pour connaître toutes les informations sur la campagne de vaccination contre la grippe pour chacune des régions du Québec, consultez la section Où vous faire vacciner.
Certaines mesures de protection et d’hygiène peuvent aussi aider à prévenir la transmission de la grippe.
- Lavez-vous souvent les mains.
- Nettoyez votre environnement immédiat, par exemple la surface des meubles et les comptoirs.
- Suivez les conseils pour prévenir la transmission des virus et des bactéries.
- Restez à la maison dès que vous présentez des symptômes de la grippe.
À moins d’avis contraire du médecin, la maison est le meilleur endroit pour se soigner. En restant à la maison, vous limitez les contacts avec d’autres personnes ou avec d’autres infections qui peuvent causer des complications. Vous limitez aussi la transmission du virus.
- Suivez les conseils pour tousser ou éternuer sans contaminer.
Dernière mise à jour: 09 février 2018, 16:32
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It is a contagious and infectious condition which often manifests itself as major pandemics, which may occur in any season interspersed with seasonal epidemics of varying severity.
Influenza is more prominent during the winter season. In winter, the immune system of the body is weak. As people usually stay indoors and are in close proximity to each other, it spreads quickly during winter.
Prognosis of Influenza
The prognosis of Influenza is more severe and lasts longer than ‘common cold’. Recovery period of flu is about one to two weeks. The person remains contagious for about six days from the date of infection.
Influenza leaves the respiratory epithelium weak and prone to several other infections and attack by other pathogens. Influenza can be life threatening when it develops into pneumonia. It may affect people of any age.
Types of Influenza
There are three types of influenza viruses, they are:
1) Type A influenza virus which generally affects the mammals and birds like ducks, chicken and in some cases human beings. There are three variants of Type A influenza viruses namely H1N1 (e.g swine flu), H1N2 (e.g Asian flu and Hongkong flu), and H1N3 viruses.
2) Type B flu virus that infects only humans. This causes mild fever and is less harmful than type A flu.
3) Type C flu which causes mild respiratory infections. virus C. The symptoms of Type C influenza infection resembles the symptoms of common cold and is not pandemic.This flu infects only humans.
Causes of influenza
Influenza is usually caused due to faulty eating habits (dietetic errors) and unhygienic living conditions, like stuffy rooms. Anxiety, overwork, Lack of exercise and faulty lifestyle also provide grounds for influenza infection. The flu virus spreads easily through the saliva droplets released in the air due to sneezing and coughing of the person infected by flu and can infect and weak person quickly.
The birth of influenza virus is closely associated with birds(Avian flu) and other animals (e.g swine flu). Thus Influenza pandemics often originate in places where human beings live in close proximity of animals.
Symptoms of Influenza
The symptoms of influenza are:
- High fever (upto 40 ° C)
- Chills and headache
- Sore throat
- Dry cough
- Irritated eyes
- Nasal congestion and Congestion of the lungs
- Body aches including Muscle and joint pain
Tiredness. An unwavering, incessant feeling of "I just want to lay down and do nothing". In fact, doing nothing and thinking nothing sounds like the PERFECT idea and you want to start right now -- even if you're at work in the middle of a board meeting. Any task, be it big or small, is just too much work for you to handle and you want nothing more than to just sit or lay somewhere peacefully. You are quite literally sapped of energy.
Socially Inept. This isn't being "shy", this interacting with a wall who has recently been reincarnated into a human being. The things you say to people are incomprehensible and things said to you might as well be in a whole different language. Unlike the irritability symptoms of sleep deprivation, you're fine with everyone around you and you don't even mind talking to people -- you just can't understand what they are saying nor can you communicate effectively with them.
Note: If you're not real big talker or a "social butterfly" as its called, then this is one of those symptoms of sleep deprivation that you're bound to miss.
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Stress Cracker. Just as it says, this sign of sleep deprivation causes you to crack, fold, and just topple-over from any amount of stress or pressure. You feel like the whole world is on your shoulders and you can't solve any problem you are faced with. You feel, in a word, helpless.
Memory Loss. You aren't brain damaged or anything, but the lack of sleep and severe sleep deprivation has definitely impaired your cognition. Seconds, minutes, or hours ago, it doesn't matter -- you just can't recollect anything specifically in your mind. Its more of a "hazy" memory rather than an all together non-existent one.
Bad Concentration. One of the many signs of sleep deprivation that can seriously interfere in the work place. You just can't seem to focus on anything you're doing, no matter how inconsequential it may seem. Not only do you have poor focus and mental concentration, but your reaction time is slowed significantly as well. This is one of the more serious effects of insomnia as it literally has an affect on EVERYTHING you do.
Strange Appetite Changes. This symptom of sleep deprivation will cause you to either be super hungry all the time or it'll make you not want to eat anything at all, ever. Whatever the case may be, it's definitely not a normal thing and you may wind up losing weight or even gaining weight depending on how long this period of sleep deprivation lasts.
So, are these symptoms of sleep deprivation affecting you? If they are, then it's time to do something about it and treat your sleeplessness before it gets worse. These signs of sleep deprivation might not like seem like a big deal when they first appear, but don't be fooled, they can and WILL interfere with how you live your life.
Lexapro withdrawal symptoms can, and will, appear if you stop taking the medication abruptly, even if you have only been taking it for a few weeks. Most doctors recommend and with prescribe a weaning or tapering dosage to decrease the likelihood of increased side effects. The Lexapro withdrawal symptoms can be quite unpleasant and harmful, especially if you have been taking a larger daily dose, and it is important to fully discuss the best course of action with your physician. Make sure that your family and/or friends are aware of the Lexapro withdrawal symptoms as well, so that they can keep an eye on you if you happen to be suffering them without your knowledge.
Lexapro is a medication that is used to treat anxiety and various forms of depression. It is formally classified as one of the widely accepted and used serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Lexapro is effective by altering the levels of serotonin in the brain, which can balance the levels in most people. It is important to know that they don’t work for everyone and you can still have the Lexapro withdrawal symptoms if it has not worked but you have been taking it for more than a couple weeks. Doctors can prescribe Lexapro for other disorders outside of anxiety and depression, but it is not approved for use besides these two conditions.
Almost 1 in 3 people that stop taking an SSRI, such as Lexapro, suffer one or more of the following withdrawal symptoms. By tapering off the dose with your physician you can minimize the likelihood of this happening. Common Lexapro withdrawal symptoms include: flu-like symptoms, fatigue, nausea, sleep interruption, dizziness, uncontrollable shaking, sensory alterations, increased anxiety, and headaches. One of the more rare, but more intense, Lexapro withdrawal symptoms is a sensation that is often referred to as a “brain shock”- a feeling that the head is being electrocuted. Most withdrawal symptoms disappear after a few days, but there have been cases where they have lasted over a month.
Discussing the discontinuation or change in dosage with your physician is the most effective way to reduce and even prevent the withdrawal symptoms. They will usually prescribe a gradual dosing down that will stretch over a few months, allowing your brain to adjust slowly to this change. The slower that you can let your brain adjust the less Lexapro withdrawal symptoms that you will have to experience.
I have been on Lexapro for 4 years. only 10mg. I have been taking about 4 or 5 pills a week. or every other day. but I feel weak and bad like flue symptons. Dr. said I could cut back on these I am 70 years old in Farley good shape, I also take a blood pressure pill. so am I messing up not taking them every day?
I know that it's no way to live, but I'd be quietly making plans to get the heck out of there without him/her ever suspecting a thing, and then I'd run as fast as I could and never look back, unless I had the evidence to prosecute him or her! No person is worth risking you or your children's lives over!
Leave so you can regain your peace of mind and live a long happy life before you lose it over some crazy lunatic! It's not worth sticking around to try to figure it out someone who's half-mad!
And lastly, don't buy into letting any cop or desk sergeant sit back and make you think you're crazy. It's your life, not theirs, so if you find yourself pleading for them to listen to you and you can see they're like a deer in headlights or they're looking at you like you've got two heads, tell them to go find another job, because they're certainly not any good at the one they're doing.
In other words, don't let it bother you, because what I found is that not only do they not have the resources to investigate these matters, more than likely, they don't have the knowledge or training to do it. And they're not about to do anything other than waste your time and irritate you more, so don't bother with them and do what you have to do, yourself.
36) My girlfriend has been poisoning me for the past three years. She was hired by others to kill me for business reasons. I have to set up a trap for her but I don't know how to do that. Be aware of pretty girls. Some of them have an agenda.
35) I have all of these and more. Thrombocytopenia too (low blood platelets), which is also a symptom.
I left my boyfriend last week, and after not being with him for almost two days, I had so much energy. I literally had about 30 symptoms (some verified by a doctor's test) and I seem fine now. My twin thinks he was poisoning me.
My eyes are clear for the first time in over a year. They would look so bloodshot that I looked stoned. I was getting vertigo and dizzy spells so severely I had to almost stop driving all together, but I am driving everywhere now, and nothing. I feel like a million dollars.
34) I was just diagnosed with aneamia -- low red blood cells. My doctor thinks I may be losing blood internally. I used to work for an aluminum recycling plant where levels of arsenic were very high. It was impossible not to breathe in the dust and fumes at this plant, let alone the smell of ammonium nitrate from the wet byproduct from the furnaces. It's been six months since I've worked there and I still have that metal taste in my mouth. I'm concerned that I may have arsenic poisoning.
33) For sure, my father in law has been poisoned and we are pretty sure it was through his milk, but after reading this, I'm wondering if it has been going on longer.
Home remedies: There's not much you can do to reduce swollen glands. They should return to normal within a few weeks.
Over-the-counter remedies: Other cold or flu symptoms will probably bother you more, but acetaminophen or ibuprofen can ease any discomfort caused by the engorged glands.
The symptom: Body aches
What it means: More common with the flu, allover aches are a sign your body is releasing chemicals that help your white blood cells fight off infection.
When to worry: Only if the aches are incapacitating, which is rarely the case with a cold or the flu.
Home remedies: Get plenty of rest, and take warm baths to soothe your muscles --or try using a heating pad or a heated water bottle.
Over-the-counter remedies: Acetaminophen or ibuprofen will relieve the pain.
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