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What are the treatment options for influenza virus a?

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine
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In brief: Influenza A

The treatment of influenza a can consist of 3 different avenues: 1) symptomatic treatment only, such as tylenol/advil/ibuprofen/decongestants, 2) antiviral medications if given within 48 hours of onset of illness, such as tamiflu or relenza, (zanamivir) or 3) doing absolutely nothing but rest and push fluids.
You may do a combination of all three! most healthy individuals will tackle influenza with time.

In brief: Influenza A

The treatment of influenza a can consist of 3 different avenues: 1) symptomatic treatment only, such as tylenol/advil/ibuprofen/decongestants, 2) antiviral medications if given within 48 hours of onset of illness, such as tamiflu or relenza, (zanamivir) or 3) doing absolutely nothing but rest and push fluids.
You may do a combination of all three! most healthy individuals will tackle influenza with time.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Flu

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

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.
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