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What is the treatment for flu?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Flu tx

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.

In brief: Flu tx

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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Chicken soup

The flu is a viral illness, influenza, and as such there is no actual cure for it other than time, and support, allowing the immune system to overcome the virus.
Medications such as tamiflu (oseltamivir) inhibit how the virus multiplies, but it does not cure, rather knocks it down a bit until the body takes over. The best treatment is vaccination, letting the body create the destructive antibodies beforehand.

In brief: Chicken soup

The flu is a viral illness, influenza, and as such there is no actual cure for it other than time, and support, allowing the immune system to overcome the virus.
Medications such as tamiflu (oseltamivir) inhibit how the virus multiplies, but it does not cure, rather knocks it down a bit until the body takes over. The best treatment is vaccination, letting the body create the destructive antibodies beforehand.
Dr. Michael Amster
Dr. Michael Amster
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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Anti virals

If flu is treated in the first 48 hours, antiviral medications as tamiflu (oseltamivir) are effective.
After the 48 hour period, only the individual symptoms can be treated, like fever, cough and achiness. But better than treating the illness, why not prevent it with a flu shot!

In brief: Anti virals

If flu is treated in the first 48 hours, antiviral medications as tamiflu (oseltamivir) are effective.
After the 48 hour period, only the individual symptoms can be treated, like fever, cough and achiness. But better than treating the illness, why not prevent it with a flu shot!
Dr. Arthur Torre
Dr. Arthur Torre
Thank
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