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What do you recommend for influenza?

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In brief: Prevention with shot

Prevention is the best answer. Although the flu vaccine isn't 100%, it offers your best chance of avoiding or getting a milder case of influenza.
If you have influenza and you've been sick <48hr, your doctor might prescribe tamiflu (oseltamivir). Influenza ususally lasts 7-10days, and tamiflu (oseltamivir) only reduces the duration by 1-2 days, so even with tamiflu (oseltamivir), you won't feel better quickly, but may be less severe.

In brief: Prevention with shot

Prevention is the best answer. Although the flu vaccine isn't 100%, it offers your best chance of avoiding or getting a milder case of influenza.
If you have influenza and you've been sick <48hr, your doctor might prescribe tamiflu (oseltamivir). Influenza ususally lasts 7-10days, and tamiflu (oseltamivir) only reduces the duration by 1-2 days, so even with tamiflu (oseltamivir), you won't feel better quickly, but may be less severe.
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Antivirals

Within 48 hrs of onset of symptoms, fluids, rest, anti fever meds and hopefully you'll learn your lesson and get a flu shot every year!

In brief: Antivirals

Within 48 hrs of onset of symptoms, fluids, rest, anti fever meds and hopefully you'll learn your lesson and get a flu shot every year!
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine

In brief: Rest, fluids,Tylenol (acetaminophen)

Rest, hydration, tylenol (acetaminophen) for fevers, pain.
If you can be seen within 48 hours of symptoms, antivirals may help a little.

In brief: Rest, fluids,Tylenol (acetaminophen)

Rest, hydration, tylenol (acetaminophen) for fevers, pain.
If you can be seen within 48 hours of symptoms, antivirals may help a little.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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