Will Hezlep, PA-C, of The Everett Clinic discussed the best flu treatments for influenza.
Prevention through annual vaccination is the best management strategy for influenza, especially when we consider the challenges of treating a flu virus once a person is infected. Consider the following:
- Antibiotics do not help treat viruses such as the flu.
- Symptoms of the flu are typically much more severe than those of the common cold.
- You can expect to miss up to three days of work or school if you are infected — and some cases can last for a few weeks.
- Flu vaccinations are becoming available now, but may become scarce as the season progresses.
Symptoms of influenza generally include:
- High fever
- Body/muscle aches
- Sore throat
- Weakness, severe fatigue
Read the article, "Missed your vaccine? Rest, hydration the best flu treatments."