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How To Get Rid Of The Flu
Homeopathy: If you are talking about true influrnza, nothing gets rid of it quickly. The most reliable treatment is about 50 grams of vit c given IV but few docs offer this. Sambucol, an elderberry extract, is proven to help. Avoid tamiflu- barely helps, serious side effects! my favorite treatment is homeopathy- the right remedy can be magic! for help finding it see: http://www.Flusolution.Net/remedies.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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.! ...Read more
Etiology?: In order to get rid of a cough, you must first have the etiolgy of the cough diagnosed. Possible etiologies of cough include acute bronchitis, bronchospasm of any kind, sinusitis, gerd or even a combination of factors and all these diagnoses have different treatments. So, see your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed and treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibiotics: Pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissues. It is usually caused by one of a number of bacteria or by aspiration of saliva or food in those who have problems swallowing such as patients who have had strokes or altered levels of consiousness due to alcohol or drugs or seizures. Pneumonia is usually treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
Influenza: If you have flu and test positive for it, and symptoms are within 2 days of seeing your doctor, your doctor can prescribe tamiflu, (oseltamivir) an antiviral that shortens the duration of illness. If you have had your symptoms for longer, time will heal. Rest and drink plenty of fluids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flu: If diagnosed early by your doctor within the first 2-3 days, then a prescription antiviral medication can help. Otherwise, it's just lots of sleep, warm fluids, ibuprofen, tylenol (acetaminophen) and more sleep. The fever and chills go away after a few days, but the cough and sore throat could last 1-2 weeks afterwards. If fevers go, then come back again, that's cause for concern and you should see your doc! ...Read more
Flu: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Proper diet, meds: As long as your diarrhea is not due to pathologic cause (intestinal infection, bleeding, colitis, etc.) then you can alter your diet to include more fiber, and you can take over the counter anti-diarrheal medication which your pharmacist can recommend. If the condition persists, see your family doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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