As soon as anyone hears about the first few cases of flu, it is off to the store to stock up on Lysol, elderberry and every other No Flu Allowed item you can think of to prevent the flu from entering your home.

However, no matter how hard we try to prevent the illness, it sometimes sneaks by anyhow. That’s why our team at AFC Urgent Care Sevierville wants to talk through some basic facts about a specific type of the flu.

What Is H3N2v Flu?

H3N2v was previously known as a non-human influenza virus that is normally found in pigs. But the virus has recently been found in humans, too.

Symptoms of H3N2v Flu

  • Body aches
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Exhaustion
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Minor congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting

When Should You See a Doctor?

Because symptoms don’t necessarily appear right when you are infected with the flu virus, it is important to seek medical attention at the first onset of symptoms.

Especially if you are running a high fever, you need to receive the proper diagnosis and treatment plan in order to recover sooner rather than later, as well as to prevent infecting other people around you with the virus.

Treatment of H3N2v Flu

  • Bed rest
  • Cough medicine
  • Plenty of fluids
  • Antiviral medication, if prescribed by a physician

Think you might have the flu? Visit AFC Urgent Care Sevierville today for a flu test and medical evaluation so that you can get to feeling as good as new.