A 46-year-old member asked:
what do you recommend for influenza?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Shabbir Hossain answered
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Rest, fluids,Tylenol (acetaminophen): Rest, hydration, tylenol (acetaminophen) for fevers, pain. If you can be seen within 48 hours of symptoms, antivirals may help a little.
Answered on May 10, 2015
Dr. Luis Villaplana answered
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Antivirals: Within 48 hrs of onset of symptoms, fluids, rest, anti fever meds and hopefully you'll learn your lesson and get a flu shot every year!
Answered on Nov 12, 2016
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart answered
Specializes in Pediatrics
Prevention with shot: Prevention is the best answer. Although the flu vaccine isn't 100%, it offers your best chance of avoiding or getting a milder case of influenza. If you have influenza and you've been sick <48hr, your doctor might prescribe tamiflu (oseltamivir). Influenza ususally lasts 7-10days, and tamiflu (oseltamivir) only reduces the duration by 1-2 days, so even with tamiflu (oseltamivir), you won't feel better quickly, but may be less severe.
Answered on Apr 10, 2017
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