What to do if you have the flu? The Center for Disease Control has some pretty good suggestions. Basically, you need to REST, drink fluids, and see a doctor if you get really sick.
A flu shot can help protect you from getting the flu. However, it is too late for this outbreak as there are no vaccines available. There are some drugs which may be effective against the flu if taken early (within 48 hrs) after getting infected. These drugs will NOT help in preventing an infection. Using them before getting the flu does nothing.
There are lots of over-the-counter medicine which will treat the symptoms of the flu. They won't make the flu go away any faster, but they will make you feel better while you body waits out the infection. If you are sick, stay home. If you are well, stay home. [Permalink]- What to do?