When should I seek medical care if I have the flu?

Seek medical attention immediately if you develop severe symptoms or show these warning signs of the flu:

  • Severe trouble breathing (such as being unable to talk without gasping for air)
  • Continuous pain or pressure in your chest or abdomen
  • Continuous dizziness, feeling confused, or having difficulty waking up
  • Seizures
  • Being unable to urinate
  • Severe muscle pain or weakness
  • Fever or cough that improves but then returns or worsens
  • Worsening of chronic medical conditions
  • Any other emergency signs or symptoms