Temple: Prepare now for the flu season, doctors say

It may be too early to predict what the flu season holds, but doctors say there are ways to prevent the sniffles from taking over.

Baylor Scott & White officials say emergency room doctors are already seeing people come in with flu-like symptoms.

In addition to washing your hands, they recommend the annual flu shot or nasal mists to prevent the flu.

This season they have treated two types of flu strains that seem very similar.

“A tends to have more upper respiratory infections, Flu B can have more GI symptoms. But they are very similar it’s really hard to differentiate just by looking at a patient and saying they have Flu A or Flu B” Baylor Scott & White, Dr. Matthew Meece said.

Flu B symptoms include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

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