Flu Health Record Software
People with the flu should keep health records to closely monitor their symptoms and track their recovery progress. Maintaining a health journal allows individuals to record the onset and duration of symptoms, such as fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, and fatigue. They can track potential triggers, such as exposure to infected individuals or crowded places, to identify possible sources of the flu virus. Additionally, individuals can measure their temperature regularly and document any changes in symptoms, such as improvement or worsening, to assess the effectiveness of treatments or natural remedies.
If necessary, they can undergo lab tests to confirm the flu diagnosis and track any prescribed medications or over-the-counter drugs taken to manage symptoms. In case of complications or persistent symptoms, individuals can record doctor visits, prescribed treatments, and any additional procedures or tests recommended by healthcare professionals to ensure appropriate medical attention.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
I will be staying home from work and other activities to rest and prevent spreading the #flu to others. I'll focus on staying hydrated and getting enough rest for a speedy recovery.
Today, I woke up with a high #fever, #headache, body aches, and a persistent dry cough. My throat is also sore and swallowing is uncomfortable.
I might have caught the #flu virus after attending a social gathering last week where several people were coughing and sneezing.
I took #acetaminophen 400mg to reduce my #fever and relieve my headache and body aches.
I visited my healthcare provider, who conducted a rapid #influenza_test, confirming that I have the flu.
I measured my #temperature three times today, and it ranged from 101.5 to 102.2 degrees Fahrenheit.
I saw my doctor today, who recommended rest, #hydration, and over-the-counter medication to manage my symptoms. They also advised monitoring my symptoms closely and seeking medical attention if they worsen or persist.
*These health records are not real, but compiled by Dr. Mike Stanton of the UCLA Health Center. The data that you put in Goopatient is totally private and stored only on your computer.