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Home remedies for the flu

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: No home remedies except otc meds for cough, congestion, fever and aches. Keep well hydrated.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
None effective: Get vaccinated to prevent flu. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/disease.htm.
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Treatment for cold: Stay home and rest--get lots of sleep, drink warm fluids, eat chicken soup, inhale steam from tea kettle through nose and breath in, take regular vita ... Read More
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A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Hand washing: It is estimated that 80%-85% of all respiratory infections are passed though hand-to-hand contact. Good handwashing (warm soapy water for 30-45 secon ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Varies: If you truly have the typical flu (many people misuse the term flu to cover all viral infections such as stomach flu), there are medications available ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Serena Chen
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
Vaccinate!: Ivf patients should treat their bodies as if they are already pregnant. During flu season this means getting a flu shot. If you already have the flu, ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Symptomatic relief: There is no cure for the flu (or colds). They generally need to run their own course. Keep giving lots of fluids- water, pedialyte, breast milk. Tylen ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Now: Other illnesses may complicate flu including pneumonia.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Flu shot: Yes it is most important for you to have a flu shot.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
17 years experience Pediatrics
Supportive care: Influenza is a virus. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is a medication specifically antiviral medication that can be given to reduce the length of symptoms the f ... Read More

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