When do I go to the doctor?


Symptoms of the flu include:

  • Fever of sudden onset (101 F to 104 F)
  • Body aches
  • Headache
  • Nasal congestion, sore throat, and/or cough
  • Weakness, fatigue, exhaustion sometimes even after the fever is gone
  • No appetite

Follow these guidelines (for adults only) to determine what action to take:

Seek immediate medical attention if:
  • You have significant problems breathing and/or bluish discoloration to the skin.
  • Your fever is higher than 104 F (oral temperature) and does not lower with self-care measures.
  • You have a fever that is accompanied by a seizure.
Call your physician or, if you are a student, go to the Student Health Center if:
  • You suspect you have the flu and you are in the group of people that are at high risk of complications (vaccine information).
  • You suspect you have the flu and you are around a lot of people; you may want to talk to a physician about taking an antiviral medication.
  • You are having trouble breathing.
  • Your symptoms last or worsen for more than five days.
  • Your fever shows no improvement in 72 hours or has lasted more than 5 days.
  • If you have already seen a physician and you do not feel you are improving after 3 to 5 days.
  • Your cough is productive or your neck becomes stiff.

Note:   The above guidelines apply only to adults.  


ASU Student Health Center

Visit our self-care guidelines if you get the flu

Antiviral Medications



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