INFLUENZA SELF CARE INSTRUCTIONS
NORMAL FLU SYMPTOMS: Typical flu symptoms include: fever, cough, sore throat, runny or congested nose, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue. Occasionally people with the flu will also have diarrhea and vomiting.
INFECTIOUS: The flu is extremely infectious!! The virus is spread through the air when a contagious person coughs or sneezes and from surfaces that are frequently touched. You will remain infectious until you have remained fever free (without medication) for 24 hours.
THE CDC RECOMANDS TO STAY HOME UNTIL YOU ARE FEVER FREE FOR 24 HOURS OFF MEDICATIONS
(Please contact your professors regarding your absence and to make arrangements)
SELF CARE AND SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT: Stay hydrated, drink plenty of fluids, and rest as much as possible. Take the medications provided at your visit as directed. If you have questions, call the Student Health Center. For fever, take ibuprofen or Tylenol as directed on the package.
SIGNS OF SERIOUS ILLNESS THAT REQUIRE MEDICAL ATTENTION:
WHAT TO EXPECT: Typical flu symptoms start suddenly and can last for 3-7 days. The cough and malaise can last for 2 weeks or longer.
Cal Maritime Student Health Center P: 707-654-1170 F: 707-654-1171