Cold and flu symptoms can make you feel miserable, but recovery usually doesn’t take too long – unless there are complications.
These may include:
- (temporary) hearing loss;
- Guillain-Barre syndrome; pneumonia;
- myocarditis (the inflammation and destruction of heart muscle tissue);
- Reye’s syndrome (where both the brain and liver are inflamed);
- pregnancy loss; and encephalitis or meningitis.
For the latest on flu jabs and cold remedies, visit the Cold & Flu Centre.