Treatment for the Flu



Antivirals Drugs

Most people with the flu have mild illness and do not need medical care or antiviral drugs. If you get sick with flu symptoms, in most cases, you should stay home and avoid contact with other people except to get medical care.

Treatment 2

The flu is treated primarily with rest and fluid to let the body fight the infection on its own. Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory pain relievers may help with symptoms. An annual vaccine can help prevent the flu and limit its complications.

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Soothing remedies: Menthol

Anti-inflammatory: Ibuprofen (Advil), Aspirin

Antihistamine: Diphenhydramine

Pain reliever: Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

Other treatments: Guaifenesin (Mucinex), Dextromethorphan (Delsym), Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed)