Health Tip: Coping With the Flu

(HealthDay News) -- You're feeling miserable, mired with symptoms of the flu. Do you know what to do to feel better and avoid getting others sick?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers this advice:

  • If your symptoms are mild, you probably don't need antiviral medication or a doctor's care.
  • Stay home and avoid contact with other people.
  • If symptoms are severe or you're at higher-than-average risk of complications, contact your doctor.
  • If you think you'll need an antiviral medication, call your doctor without delay. It's better if an antiviral drug is begun soon after symptoms start.

Related Articles

Is Your Child's Day Care Center Ready for Pandemic Flu?

Most are not, a U.S. survey finds, despite the lessons of the 2009 'swine flu' outbreak

Continue

Flu Season All But Over in U.S.

In a twist, the middle-aged were among those hardest hit, CDC says

Continue

When Parents Get Vaccinated, Their Kids Do Too

Flu shot study showed that healthy vaccination practices may run in the family

Continue