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5 False Facts Most People Believe about the Flu

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We are infected by the flu which can be transmitted from other people to us at least once in our lifetime. Flu, which is medically called Influenza, drains your energy out making you sick and weak. Part of the reason why people suffer with the flu for a long time when they could – in fact- not spend a long time suffering from it is believing some myths. In this article we will show you the reality of flu myths to avoid the lies which ruined our medical belief.

False Fact 1 : the flu vaccine can make you catch the flu
Truth: It is impossible to get the flu from the flu shot. It is made with dead flu viral remnants. Some people mistake the formation of antibodies. Your body needs two weeks to create antibodies after the injection. During this time you could catch it.

False Fact 2 : Influenza leads to gastrointestinal symptoms
There are a big difference between FLU- enza virus and the stomach flu. Vomiting and loathing are the symptoms of gastrointestinal problems. If you suffer from these symptoms without the symptoms of influenza, you may have caught another kind of harmful microorganism

False Fact 3 : pregnant women cannot get the flu vaccine as it can be dangerous for their health and the health of the fetus. Truth: the vaccine is good – and even necessary – for pregnant women especially in the first few months to keep the mother and her child completely protected from the flu, as it will greatly reduce the chances of flu. The first few months of pregnancy is when a pregnant woman and her unborn child are most prone to the flu.

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False Fact 4 : washing your hands can lessen or prevent the chances of exposure to the flu. Truth: Firstly, to avoid the virus or exposure to the flu, you need to stay a way from people who have the influenza virus, so the flu virus can exist without a live host for 8 hours only. If you wash your hands, you might not stop the spreading of the flu. It might spread through clothes, skin, contaminated spoons and other utensils…etc.

False Fact 5 : Treat the flu with antibiotics. Flu is a virus and it cant be treated with antibiotics as they are manufactured to fight and raise immunity against bacteria, not viruses.

5 False Facts Most People Believe about the Flu
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