When winter beckons we all dread the shortening days and another season of coughing, sneezing and spluttering our way towards spring. Influenza or flu is one of the more severe winter lurgy’s that hides on the hands of school children, on the seats of public buses and on the lips of that guy you snogged last night. Flu is a prevalent virus that most of us get at one point or another and survey after a couple of days in bed. During a bout of flu you will undoubtedly feel pretty crappy and can have some worrying signs and symptoms. We go through what to expect of your flu, how you can tell it apart from a cold, how to treat yourself and when you should be paying the doc a visit.