What are the emergency warning signs of flu sickness?

Emergency Warning Signs Of The FluYou should not go to the emergency room if you are only mildly ill. But if you have the emergency warning signs of flu sickness, you should go to the emergency room. 

In children

Fast breathing or trouble breathing

Bluish skin color

Not drinking enough fluids

Not waking up or not interacting

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

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

Fever with a rash

In addition to the signs above, get medical help right away for any infant who has any of these signs:

Being unable to eat

Has trouble breathing

Has no tears when crying

Significantly fewer wet diapers than normal

In adults

Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen

Sudden dizziness

Confusion

Severe or persistent vomiting

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

***Get medical attention if you or your child experiences any of these symptoms.