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January 21, 2013

Red Cross offers tips to help you avoid getting the flu

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Woodward, Okla. — CALL THE DOCTOR

 If someone thinks they have the flu, their health-care provider should be consulted. Seek medical care immediately if the person develops any of the following symptoms:

Fast breathing, trouble breathing or bluish skin color.

Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen (adults).

Confusion or sudden dizziness.

Not drinking enough fluids, not being able to eat, or severe or persistent vomiting.

Flu-like symptoms that improve but then return with fever and worse cough.

Not waking up, being so irritable that the child does not want to be held or not interacting (children).

Fever with a rash (children).

No tears when crying or significantly fewer wet diapers than normal (children).

More information about how to help protect loved ones during this flu season is available on redcross.org.  

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