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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

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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How to get rid of the flu quickly?

How to get rid of the flu quickly?

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 more

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How to get rid of cold/flu?

How to get rid of cold/flu?

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. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a flu soon?

How to get rid of a flu soon?

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 more

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How to get rid of stomach flu fast?

How to get rid of stomach flu fast?

Supportive care: Since stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) is a virus, there's nothing that kills it. However, taking electrolyte-rich fluids, a bland low-sugar/high fat diet, and rest helps with the symptoms and keeps you hydrated. Probiotics also help your intestines recover. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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How do I get rid of the flu?

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 ...Read more

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How can you get rid of the flu?

How can you get rid of the flu?

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

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How do I get rid of the flu quickly ?

Influenza: The rate of recovery from influenza will depend upon the individual infected and whether they are immune competent. Antivirals such as oseltamivir, zanamivir and amantidine given immediately after onset of symptoms may shorten disease by a day and prevent complications. The best thing to do is to alleviate symptoms with OTC meds, stay hydrated and rest a lot. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of the flu quickly?

Flu treatment: If you can see a doctor quickly (within the first 72 hours of symptoms) you can get a prescription for a medication like tamiflu or relenza, (zanamivir) which should shorten the period of symptoms by about 1-2 days. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of the flu in less than a week?

How can you get rid of the flu in less than a week?

Antivirals: There are some expensive antiviral agents that may shorten th course of the flu. They require an prescription. See your doctor. ...Read more