Flu season is here yet again and we’re still wondering the answer to that same old question: how do I know if I have the flu or simply a cold? New York-based allergist and five times New York Times “Super Doctor” Dr. Morris Nejat stopped by “The Shine” to break it all down for us, plus the biggest flu myth, debunked.
We’ll start with the basics: what is the flu? In the simplest terms, the flu is a virus that attacks our respiratory system and our nasal passages. It also predisposes us to bacterial infections like sinus infections and pneumonia and that’s much of the reason why our medical community encourages the flu vaccine to aggressively try and prevent it influenza.
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What’s the difference between the flu in children and the flu in adults? Dr. Nejat says adults have been exposed to the flu over the years and have built up antibodies against it. When adults get the flu shot, what they’reRead More »from Do you have the cold or the flu? How to know the difference