Update on Edmonds

fluThe increase in flu hospitalizations is impacting local hospital and EMS services in Snohomish County. However, those generally in good health will recover without needing a visit to a healthcare provider.

 

THINGS TO REMEMBER IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE ARE SICK:

♦ Please stay home

♦ If you leave the house wear a face mask

♦ Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the sleeve of your elbow

♦ Drink plenty of fluids and rest

♦ Do not return to work or school until your fever is gone for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine like acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin)

 

WHEN TO CALL YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER:

♦ If you are pregnant

♦ If you have a medical condition (cancer, blood disorder or chronic illnesses)

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

♦ Severe or persistent vomiting

 

WARNING SIGNS THAT MAY NEED URGENT MEDICAL ATTENTION INCLUDE:

♦ Fast breathing or trouble breathing

♦ Bluish skin color or lips (call 911 immediately)

♦ Unable to drink or keep liquids down

♦ Confusion or can't wake up

♦ Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held

♦ Fever in an infant under 3 months old

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This information is provided by the Snohomish Health District. For more information, visit www.snohd.org/flu or contact them at: CDquestions@snohd.org

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