The flu season is here and there almost isn’t a single household where no one has got it. A flu infection is very common, highly contagious and a source of incredible discomfort for the person who has got it. According to the CDC’s 2021-2022 Survey, there had been about 9 million cases related to the flu infection or influenza during the flu season. Every year, there are an estimated 1 billion cases of flu and out of this 1 billion, about 3 to 5 million are cases of serious infections.

The given list contains five common symptoms of a viral flu infection. Visit a doctor in case of discomfort to get well sooner and stop the infection from spreading to others.

  • Fever Or Feeling Feverish

One of the most common symptoms of a viral flu infection is having a fever. In some cases, people experience very high fever which does not go down easily, while in other cases patients have the feeling of being feverish without a high body temperature.

  • Feeling Tired

Feeling fatigued or tired can be a symptom of a flu infection. The flu virus makes the body very weak. Our immune system kicks in to protect us from viral infections. Thus, patients often experience fatigue for many days after a viral infection.

  • Cough and Sore Throat

Patients with a viral flu infection often experience a dry cough or cough-up phlegm. They might get a sore throat due to a mild injury while coughing or due to an infection in the throat.

  • Headaches

Headaches, feeling lightheaded or a throbbing sensation in the head are common symptoms of a viral infection.

  • Blocked Nose

A blocked nose, runny nose or an itchy nose can be symptoms of a flu infection. This can be accompanied by bouts of sneezing. A blocked nose often partly or entirely compromises one’s ability to smell things as well.


Although getting infected is common during the flu season, it should not be taken lightly. Flu infections can be a source of incredible discomfort for the patient and if left untreated can lead to more serious conditions with time.

If you are suffering from the above-mentioned symptoms, then do not let the symptoms worsen. Visit Dr. MNC PathLab, Diagnostic centre in Uttarpara, today. It is one of the most renowned and trustworthy diagnostic centre in Hooghly.