Headache and Muscle Ache: Signs and symptoms
Signs and symptoms
A headache as result of a viral flu infection can be severe and tends to be located around the frontal area of the head, including behind the eyes. Ocular symptoms may also accompany a flu headache, including photophobia, red eyes, epiphora, and a burning sensation of the eyes.3
Muscle aches that present in the flu can range from mild to severe. Such pains tend to present in the back, arms, and legs.3
Questions to ask your patient
When to refer your patient for further care
As other serious conditions may mimic flu symptoms, the patient should be referred to a physician for further evaluation if experiencing:
Understanding headaches and muscle aches
Patient care resources
Access a leaflet for your patients, which can help them understand the causes of headaches and muscle aches, and how best to treat them.
The Panadol Cold & Flu Range
Discover how the Panadol Cold & Flu range can help your patients.