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Whats the best remedy agains the flu?

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David Escobar
Family Medicine
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In brief: Vaccine

One of the best ways to prevent the flu is to be vaccinated against it.
Also, using a humidifier in your bedroom or house can help; viruses have a tough time surviving in humid air. (thanks to david escobar, med student).

In brief: Vaccine

One of the best ways to prevent the flu is to be vaccinated against it.
Also, using a humidifier in your bedroom or house can help; viruses have a tough time surviving in humid air. (thanks to david escobar, med student).
David Escobar
David Escobar
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Chicken soup/fluids

On the first or second day may try tamiflu prescription, otherwise only otc meds.
For cough--mucinex dm, for pain or fever-- acetaminophen, for nasal congestion--antihistamines with decongetants ( avoid if htn, tachycardia or coronary disease ). Recently some advocate zinc pills (50 mg/ day?)very high fever or chills, difficulty to breath, non stop cough, worsening symptoms require a dr.

In brief: Chicken soup/fluids

On the first or second day may try tamiflu prescription, otherwise only otc meds.
For cough--mucinex dm, for pain or fever-- acetaminophen, for nasal congestion--antihistamines with decongetants ( avoid if htn, tachycardia or coronary disease ). Recently some advocate zinc pills (50 mg/ day?)very high fever or chills, difficulty to breath, non stop cough, worsening symptoms require a dr.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine

In brief: Hand washing

It is estimated that 80%-85% of all respiratory infections are passed though hand-to-hand contact.
Good handwashing (warm soapy water for 30-45 seconds) is very effective in preventing flu's, colds, and other infections.

In brief: Hand washing

It is estimated that 80%-85% of all respiratory infections are passed though hand-to-hand contact.
Good handwashing (warm soapy water for 30-45 seconds) is very effective in preventing flu's, colds, and other infections.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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