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What Can You Take To Help The Flu
Vaccine and anti:
Viral medication. Anti-virall medications, requiring prescription, can shorten the illness by a couple of days if started early. Best thing to do is to get vaccinated to prevent flu. See this site for more info.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/flu/professionals/antivirals/. ...Read more
Contagious: On average, most people are contagious from one day prior to the onset of flu symptoms until about 7 days later. ...Read more
The 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 more
Very variable: That depends. The very old and very young can be especially hard hit by the flu. If there are other medical conditions like HIV, Diabetes, asthma etc - the can make recovery more difficult. Whether or not you had the flu shot or used antiviral medications also is a factor. ...Read more
Flu: You are probably better taking the day off as you can rest and treat your symptoms and probably will get well faster. You also will save infecting your fellow workers. Good luck ...Read more
Better not: Amitriptyline interacts with most ingredients of NyQuil severe cold and flu, and can cause further CNS depression, kindly avoid the taking both medications together. Good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications and read the labels carefully, best wishes ...Read more
Should I let the sick grandma (flu or cold) to take care of a 3 month old boy? Can she live in the same house?
I wouldn't: Neither illness is good for baby. Flu can be deadly and colds can be RSV which can lead to critical respiratory illness at 3 months. Grandma needs to get well before she comes near baby. ...Read more
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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 more
Rest, fluids, Motrin: Sorry to hear you are feeling sick. If your symptoms are caused by a cold virus, there aren't any special medicines needed. Your body will recover on its own, it just can take a week or so, especially if you are tired from caring for an infant! Drinking a lot of fluids, resting as much as possible, and using Ibuprofen for comfort (400mg every 6-8 hours as needed) can help! ...Read more
Yes in moderation: Yes, keep fluids up, take ibiprofen with food, neither med should be taken long term. ...Read more
Flu and treatment:
First make sure it is only the flu. See your doctor.
If you are sure it is only the flu, drink plenty of fluids and get plenty of rest. Warm saline gargles help as do drinking soup with chiken broth. ...Read more
Over the counter med: There is not a remedy for the flu, but you can take medication that helps reduce the symptoms- fever- tylenol, (acetaminophen) aches motrin, cough robitussin, combo nyquil. Just don't take multiple medications and if you have questions ask the in store pharmacists. Soups and teas work great too. ...Read more
Force fluids x 8-10 glasses/day of electrolyte rich fluids (Powerade, Gatorade, Vitamin Water, G) and 4-6 bowls/day of broth, bullion, consume or soup. Hot steam showers 3-4 times/day. Nasal saline, Tylenol as needed, Robitussin DM or Mucinex DM as needed. Zinc lozenges and dark brown honey 4 times/day. Rest. Warm water gargles 4-6 times/day.
If not hypertensive OK to use a 12-hour nasal decongestant spray, followed by nasal saline spray, warm water gargles or neti pot. Carefully monitor temperature every 4-6 hrs. ...Read more
Rest: 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
On average: It may take 6 to 10 days for the flu to resolve. ...Read more
2-4 wks: As above.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you tell me what is the difference between common cold and flu and should I take my medicine?
Flu vs Cold: In general, the flu will cause you to feel more ill than a cold will. Flu sxs can include fever, marked aching of muscles and joints ; significant fatigue (if these symptoms did occur with a common cold they would usually be less intense). Colds tend to lead to more nasal congestion than the flu. Most people do continue to take their regular medications. ...Read more
Help please? How long does it take for an average child/teenager to heal from sickness (flu, cold)?
7-10 days: Most viruses last 7-10 days, no matter what you do. The treatment is mainly just to make the child feel better. Fever control, saline in the nose, a cool mist humidifier, and lots of fluids to drink will help the most. Frequently a virus will get worse for 3-4 days, peak for a day or so, then improve for 3-4 days. If he isn't getting better or symptoms are worse, see his doctor ...Read more
I think I'm coming down with a cold or flu. What is the best thing to do or take to minimize the length and intensity of the illness?
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