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Health Tip: Coping With the Flu

Health Tip: Coping With the Flu

01/24/13

(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.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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