• Two types of medication are used to treat the flu: symptom control medications and antiviral medications.

  • What should you do if you catch the flu? Here's how to take care of yourself. Rest at home Stay home to rest and recover. You should stay home until your fever has been gone for at least 24 hours. Make yourself comfortable If the air is dry, use a humidifier. Ease a sore throat by gargling with warm salt water.

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