Flu season has arrived and even with a flu vaccine, you or your children may experience symptoms. Tri-Area Community Health is here to provide thoughtful, resourceful, and compassionate care for mild or worsening cases of the flu for children and adults, as well as administering flu shots. Contact us to schedule an appointment and in the meantime, check out these easy ways to combat flu symptoms at home.
How to Combat Flu Symptoms at Home in 4 Easy Steps
Plenty of Rest
Because rest helps to expedite recovery, going to sleep early and taking naps are highly encouraged. It’s important to stay home from work or school if you have flu symptoms, particularly a fever. Staying home promotes rest and relaxation while preventing you from spreading germs, especially when you have a fever and are most contagious.
To help you get better faster and reduce the risk of complications from flu-like symptoms, consuming ample fluids throughout each day is essential. Water, juice, and broth help you to stay hydrated and flush toxins from your body. Even if you don’t feel compelled to drink, small amounts of fluid will speed up your recovery.
Treat Fever and Aches
In addition to rest and hydration, taking over-the-counter medications such as Ibuprofen and Tylenol can reduce fevers and relieve pain. Use appropriately for different ages only as directed; this will help decrease the severity of headaches, chills, and fever. These will not defeat your illness or allow you to return to work or school, but they can ease the symptoms and allow you to rest better.
Get Helpful Advice
Lastly, always consult Tri-Area Community Health with any questions or concerns. We can provide direction and advice on how to treat the specific flu symptoms you or your child are experiencing and help you decide if a visit to one of our clinics may be necessary. We can recommend specific flu medications or help you schedule an appointment for treatment at one of our five locations.
Tri-Area Community Health medical and pharmacy services are here to help you defend yourself from the flu this season. Contact us for medication information or to schedule a vaccination appointment. Our pharmacy is open to the public, providing the highest quality professional care in a safe, welcoming environment.