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How fast can I make my the flu go away?

How fast can I make my the flu go away?

Mild Med Effect: If you have true influenza, antiviral drugs such as tamiflu (oseltamivir) may, if taken in the first day or two of the onset may shorten the course a few days at best. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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I have the flu I can't seem to shift it I'm taking leimsip and using Vicks vapour rub what else can I do to make it go away ?

Get checked: Sometimes flu causes secondary infection like pneumonia. Get checked by your doctor for the best opinion. Good luck ...Read more

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How to get rid of the flu fast?

How to get rid of the flu fast?

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 w/n first couple of days of sx’s to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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What works against the flu fast?

Antivirals: In some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, (zanamivir) 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. ...Read more

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What should be done to get rid of the flu really fast?

What should be done to get rid of the flu really fast?

Not really fast: 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. ...Read more

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I got diagnosed with the flu on thurs I had symptoms on tues now I'm taking tamiflu (oseltamivir) how long do you think it will take to go away?

I got diagnosed with the flu on thurs I had symptoms on tues now I'm taking tamiflu (oseltamivir) how long do you think it will take to go away?

3-5 days: The Tamiflu (oseltamivir) will shorten the course of the flu, but it must be taken soon after the onset of symptoms. You were just the at the border line for that. Cont with the Tamiflu (oseltamivir) for the course. Keep pushing fluids as much as possible. Tylenol or Advil for pain and temp. See your DR if worsening or high temp ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have the flu should I see a doctor or can it go away on its own?

Can you tell me if I have the flu should I see a doctor or can it go away on its own?

See your doctor: Most viruses do clear on there own. There is antiviral medicines now available such as tamaflu which could shorten the course of disease. You should drink fluids to not get dehydrated treat fevers and see doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have the flu really bad and i need to get better fast and am wondering if this would help?

What to do if I have the flu really bad and i need to get better fast and am wondering if this would help?

If what would help?: 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. ...Read more

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4yo had 1 dose of zpak and is on 36 hrs of fevers of 102. Juicy cough. When will fever go away, should we check for the flu. Is this temp too high?

4yo had 1 dose of zpak and is on 36 hrs of fevers of 102. Juicy cough. When will fever go away, should we check for the flu. Is this temp too high?

Z Pack: is obviously useful ONLY if the infection is bacterial! High fever in 4 year olds is often VIRAL! It may not be FLU ......another virus is just as likely Treatment by your PEDIATRICIAN is necessary! Call whoever is on-call before Holiday tomorrrow! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more