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what can i do to treat body aches caused by the flu?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you.
Answered on May 12, 2019
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Specializes in Pediatrics
Analgesics: Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Ibuprofen help with body aches (myalgias), but incompletely effective. If <48hrs, dr. Might give tamiflu. Try a warm bath, vaporizer, lots of fluids, throat lozenges. Influenza is a miserable illness. If you haven't been vaccinated, i'd advise you to get it. There are 3 strains of influenza-so, you could theroretically get influenza 2 more times this season. Ugh!
Answered on Jan 26, 2017
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