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HEY can you please tell me what to do for the flu????

It has been SO long I can't remember. I know basics, but what do you do?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:08 PM on Jul. 31, 2009 in Health

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Answers (4)
  • Lots of fluids, acetominophen or ibuprofen for aches and fevers, lots of peppermint tea (a natural decongestant), make a cough syrup/throat soother with honey (anti-bacterial) and cayenne pepper (anti-inflammatory), Emergen-C are packets of powder that you mix with cold water (loaded with vitamin C, with Bs and zinc for energy). With really bad congestion, you may want to take a benadryl at night and a sudafed (get the real kind, that you have to sign for, but generic is fine) during the day to prevent a sinus infection.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 4:10 PM on Aug. 1, 2009

  • Not sure... but to prevent it, load up on VIT D!
    Autumn22

    Answer by Autumn22 at 11:17 PM on Jul. 31, 2009

  • Well, with the bad strains out there right now it's best to go to the Dr. and get some Tamiflu if you test positive. Other than that...Tylenol, Ibuprofen, liquids, rest....and ride it out.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:25 AM on Aug. 1, 2009

  • Rest, stay hydrated and pain reliever of choice. Not much else that you can do. Oh and if you have the flu or are sick PLEASE STAY HOME. Don't go to work and infect other people because it just keeps getting spreaded around.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 1:05 PM on Aug. 1, 2009