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A 42-year-old male asked:

Hello doctors, i already took a flu shot this year but still i got flu. whats kind of medicine can help?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Natural remedies: Unfortunately getting the flu shot doesn't guarantee you won't get the flu; it often does not work. I do not recommend the standard drug, Tamiflu, as it may only help if started within 24 hours, at most reduces symptoms by 24 hours, is pricey and has flu symptoms as a side effect. However, a variety of herbs and supplements can help, as can homeopathy. See https://tinyurl.com/zeccbso for details.

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A 42-year-old male asked:

I already took a flu shot this year but still got flu. Whats kind of medicine can help?

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Dr. Raid Saco
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Tamiflu: If you got the flu and it was confirmed, then tamiflu (oseltamivir) can help especially if started within 48 hours of the onset of the flu symptoms, regardless of vaccination status.

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