A great many students find themselves dealing with so-called ‘Freshers’ Flu’ in the first week at university. The condition can be very inconvenient, striking at a time when your academic and social calendar is likely to be full. Thankfully, advice is available for those who are already experiencing the dreaded ‘Freshers’ Flu’ as well as those eager to avoid it.
Do you have ‘Freshers’ Flu’?
The condition can come about due to physical and psychological factors which collaborate to attack your immune system and leave you feeling under the weather. It can be caused by mingling with various people from around the world who have viruses that you are not immune to as well as the lack of sleep so heavily associated with the opening days of university life. The consumption of junk food can also leave you feeling rubbish and rob your body of its defences, as can drinking vast amounts of alcohol. The stress of overhauling your life and familiarising yourself with your new environment can also have a big impact on your physical health.
Symptoms of the ‘freshers’ flu’ include headaches, sneezing, dry cough, shivering, fever and general grogginess. To combat the condition, you can try and improve your diet and consume more Vitamin C, take paracetamol to weaken the symptoms, drink more water and try to get sufficient sleep. Antibacterial hand gel can help you win the battle against germs, and stopping smoking will give your immune system a much-needed boost.
Help is available if you do have an accident at college or university that isn’t your fault. Maybe you’ve had a slip, trip or fall due to an even surface the management were in charge of? Perhaps you have been hurt whilst using badly-maintained facilities and you think the college or university failed in their duty of care to you? At Accident Advice Helpline, we have worked on scores of education-related cases and we are confident we can give you the outstanding legal representation that you’re seeking.
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Date Published: May 9, 2017
Author: Accident Advice