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Best over the counter medicine for flu- like symptoms? I have asthma. Sometimes hard to stop the bug early. Sore throat,ears,body,headache, chills etc

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: None really exists

The only way to "stop" the flu is not to be exposed or only encounter a strain protected by the vaccine you took at least 3 wks prior. Comfort care with Ibuprofen works for some but doesn't alter the course of the virus.
Tamiflu remains effective in preventing symptomatic flu if taken prior to or very early after exposure. Other meds are in development.

In brief: None really exists

The only way to "stop" the flu is not to be exposed or only encounter a strain protected by the vaccine you took at least 3 wks prior. Comfort care with Ibuprofen works for some but doesn't alter the course of the virus.
Tamiflu remains effective in preventing symptomatic flu if taken prior to or very early after exposure. Other meds are in development.
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