Treatments for the Flu
Types of Flu
In order to find the right treatment option for you, you have to know, which strand of the Flu you have. The only problem with that is that you can't know which strand you have. Don't feel bad about this though, because doctors can't even figure out which one you have.
Don't freak out!
This problem has never stopped doctors before. Every year, a new strand of the Flu decides to show up. Before Flu season, doctors try to predict what strand of the Flu most people will get. It almost always works, though not all the time. In 2014, doctors picked the wrong strand of the Flu to use for vaccines. Don't worry, because that happens very rarely.
Signs and Symptoms
If you have the flu, you might get these symptoms,
- Severe aches in muscles and joints
- Pain and tiredness around your eyes
- Weakness or extreme fatigue
- Warm, flushed skin and red, watery eyes
- A headache
- A dry cough
- A sore throat and runny nose
If you have really bad symptoms, you might want go to the doctor. He/she might prescribe a medicine like Tamiflu. The Flu is also self-treatable. You can just take a simple antibiotic like ibuprofen.