Flu Season: It's Not as Difficult as You Think

Flu season is usually during the winter months, November through March and April. Flu shots are usually available in October and November, although you can get them later than that. Symptoms can include fever, feeling achy, hot and cold sweats, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, and sometimes you think your eyelashes even hurt. You should see your family doctor and be properly assessed, and discuss with him/her whether or not you need a flu shot. Flu shots are not for everyone and some people allergic to them. Therefore, please see your doctor. You can actually get the flu at any time, however it is far more prevalent in the winter months. There are more symptoms, but please discuss this with your family doctor.

The flu season occurs during the cold half of the year in each hemisphere. In the US, the flu season is considered October through May. It usually peaks in February. In Australia, the flu season is considered May to October. It usually peaks in August. Despite the flu seasons, THE flu viruses are actually transmitted throughout populations all year round. The 2017 flu season has been particularly harsh in the US. All persons over six months of age should be vaccinated. Have you had your flu vaccine? I have, and have done so every year for over 30 years!
And some area Flu season happens when the tempt start to dip so for some areas thats already happening. It lasts until the temps are on their way up again.
It can start in October but not end until March even though the center for desease control gives you a shorter span.
We had a flu hit our area this summer it took 3 states.
Because flu and cold are actually VIRAL in nature -- they are self limiting, so it is seldom for doctors to prescribe antivirals unless it is really necessary. Antibiotics are ineffective against viruses. Antibiotics are prescribed to combat secondary BACTERIAL infection that follows flu/cold. Antibacterials/antibiotics will only be prescribed if you have an infection that is BACTERIAL in nature.

Antibiotics, when frequently taken for simple cold is ineffective, it will just make the bacteria "RESISTANT" to these antibiotics. Next time you get a bacterial infection, the doctor will need to give you STRONGER antibiotics compared to the previous ones you took. Doctors don't want these bacteria to be multi-drug resistant- it's an arising problem. As much as possible, the strongest antibiotics are being reserved against the most notorious bacterial strains. Aside from that, frequent intake of antibiotics will compromise you to get superinfections (growth of other organisms, like fungi). Antibiotics kill the bacteria (both the good & the bad ones), so there are other opportunistic organisms like Fungi that would cause the infection.

The CONSEQUENCE of habitually treating cold/flu with ANTIBIOTICS...

I saw a case in a hospital - it was a case study presented, the woman showing signs and symptoms of lung infection acquired Candida Albicans Pneumonia - fungal pneumonia, which is rare.
And it was too late, coz that diagnosis was found out when her body was examined by a pathologist on the autopsy table, her lungs were covered with this whitish spider web like matter- Fungi.
She had a history of prolonged "self medication" with inconsistent doses of antibiotics every time she had cold or flu. When she was in the hospital, the doctors initially thought that she was having a multi-drug resistant bacterial pneumonia. All of the antibiotics given to her were very potent and eliminated the bacteria in her body. With the bacteria gone-- it was a very favorable chance for the opportunistic FUNGI to grow and multiply. The Fungal population did NOT have a competitor for nutrients and space --as the bacteria were dead. FUNGI cannot be killed by antibacterial drugs, it needs to be killed by antifungal/s. It was too late for her. She died.

Potent systemic antifungals are stressing for the human liver and kidneys...as the liver metabolizes drugs, and the kidneys filter and excrete it.

Antibiotics and antifungals when taken in excess damage the liver and kidneys.

The best thing you can do is to strengthen your immune system --- do your best : NOT to acquire cold and flu. There is a vaccine against flu. Take multivitamins, avoid stress, eat a healthy diet, eat citrus fruits = good source of vitamin C, exercise regularly (atleast 30 minutes 3X a week), get adequate amount of restful sleep - 8 hours/day, practice frequent handwashing and avoid crowded places. With these preventive actions you can guard yourself against cold and flu, hence it could prevent asthmatic attacks indirectly.

And keep your anti-asthma inhaler loaded and handy...Bring it with you always.