Influenza H3N2: Know the difference between common cold and influenza, be alert if these symptoms appear

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After two deaths in India from H3N2, the concern of the people has increased. It is common to spread cold with the changing season. However, this time instead of common cold, the H3N2 strain of influenza virus has become a cause of trouble. More than 90 tests have been found in India and it is spreading rapidly. Many types of guidelines have been issued by health experts regarding this flu. It is being told that in the infection caused by this virus, fever is coming for 3 to 5 days and cough is going on for a long time. Know here what you should do as a precaution…

There can be danger if you are not careful
The symptoms of influenza patients are more severe than those of the common cold. He also has to be admitted to the hospital. The disease is not so serious, but if caution is not taken, even life can be in danger. The symptoms of H3N2 influenza are the same in most people. In a conversation with Hindustan Times, Dr. Jayalakshmi of Apollo Hospital, Navi Mumbai has given some serious symptoms.

breathing problem: If you are having trouble breathing, it means that you have pneumonia or some other problem.

Persistent vomiting: Vomiting is a symptom of H3N2 influenza. Due to this, you can also get dehydration.

Low BP: If there is dehydration or sepsis then BP can be low.

Fast breathing: Breathing can be fast due to reduced oxygen. This is also a symptom of H3N2 being severe.

Learn here the difference between common cold and influenza

  • Symptoms of the common cold come on gradually. Symptoms of influenza appear suddenly.
  • Headache occurs in very few cases in common cold whereas headache occurs in most cases of influenza.
  • While common cold causes cough, influenza causes severe cough and lasts for several weeks.
  • Fatigue occurs occasionally in the common cold, but fatigue occurs in most cases in influenza.
  • Vomiting and diarrhea are not present in common cold, whereas these symptoms appear when influenza is serious or in children. (credit CDC)

The best way to avoid viruses and bacteria is to maintain good hygiene. Because it is a respiratory virus, precautions like corona should be taken to avoid it, such as not going in crowds, washing hands, wearing masks, etc.