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Besides Tamiflu (oseltamivir)... What is the treatment for the flu? (I'm a severe Asthmatic)

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: See dr if needed

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: See dr if needed

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. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Supportive care

Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is a medication specifically antiviral medication that can be given to reduce the length of symptoms the flu causes if given within the first 48 hours of symptoms. Other treatments include ensuring adequate hydration and drinking, medication for fever and any respiratory support needed like Albuterol or other asthma medications prescribed.

In brief: Supportive care

Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is a medication specifically antiviral medication that can be given to reduce the length of symptoms the flu causes if given within the first 48 hours of symptoms. Other treatments include ensuring adequate hydration and drinking, medication for fever and any respiratory support needed like Albuterol or other asthma medications prescribed.
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Dr. Hilary Petersel
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Flu with Asthma

You need examined by your PCP for proper treatment.

In brief: Flu with Asthma

You need examined by your PCP for proper treatment.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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