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Does taking medication prolong flu symptoms? I hear it's best to let the fever do what it needs to do.
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Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine
In brief: Not true
If you have real flu is better to take an antiviral medication since this disease could have serious complications even death.
If you have other less serious kind of viral infection with flu-like symptoms is better to take care of the fever with anti febrile medications otherwise you will feel more achy and could lead to dehydration. So take care of the fever and drink plenty of fluids.

In brief: Not true
If you have real flu is better to take an antiviral medication since this disease could have serious complications even death.
If you have other less serious kind of viral infection with flu-like symptoms is better to take care of the fever with anti febrile medications otherwise you will feel more achy and could lead to dehydration. So take care of the fever and drink plenty of fluids.
Dr. Andrea Bretal
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