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how can you get rid of the flu?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Chicken Soup!: If you truely have influenza and are in generally good health, you should get over this with minimal assitance in 3-7 days. Some medicaitons if started early may shortent he lenght of illness by 24-36 hours. Fluids, fever controllers and rest are usually all that is needed. If older, sicker, immunocompromised or other health issues and feeling sicker, get checked. Get a flu shot every year.!
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
There is: antiviral medication.....for type A influenza.. the real "plan" is to PREVENT THE FLU! BE WISE ....IMMUNIZE If you already have Flu and its type B TNT always cures it (TNT=Tincture of Time") Hope this helps Dr Z

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Need more info: How do you know you have influenza? How long have you had symptoms? What have you done to try and relieve your symptoms? See a doctor and get diagnosed and treated appropriately.
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Only time will cure.: The flu or a cold is a viral infection and will resolve itself in a week or two. No medications cure it.
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