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What are the best ways when we got flu and cough at the same time?

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Dr. Yash Khanna answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Cough is a symptom: Cough is a symptom due to phlegm production and best treatment is increased fluid intake and if the cough is severe you may use a mild cough supptressant like dextromephorman to help you sleep and rest.

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Flu /cough: If you have the Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness.

Answered 5/29/2016

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