Colds and flu

Updated 04 October 2017

Should I visit my doctor when I contract flu?

You should always visit your doctor when you feel seriously ill with flu and specifically if you fall into a high risk group.

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You should always visit your doctor when you feel seriously ill.

If you fall into one of the high risk groups for flu, it is also advisable, whether your symptoms are severe or not, as you could easily develop flu complications such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis or ear infection.

Anyone who has developed a high fever should see a health professional.

 

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Dr Heidi van Deventer completed her MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree in 2004 at the University of Stellenbosch.
She has additional training in ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and PALS (Paediatric Advanced Life Support) as well as biostatistics and epidemiology.

Dr Van Deventer is currently working as a researcher at the Desmond Tutu Tuberculosis Centre at the University of Stellenbosch.

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