10 Ways to Treat Flu Symptoms and Feel Better
If you’re searching the web for flu treatment, you probably aren’t feeling too well right about now. Here’s the bad news: there’s no cure for it and it usually lasts for one to two weeks. And just because you have the flu doesn’t mean you won’t get it again, since there are many different strains of the flu virus. The good news? Just because there is no cure does not mean there is no way to feel better when you have the flu. There are several over-the-counter medicines available to you to help you combat the symptoms you feel while you are sick with the flu. And some medicines treat multiple symptoms in a single product.
Here’s 10 ways to treat flu symptoms at home so you can get relief while your body fights the virus.
- Rest up.
- Drink fluids.
- Avoid contact with others.
- Consult your doctor.
- Lower your body temperature.
- Take Dayquil for non-drowsy relief during the day.
- Take NyQuil before you go to bed.
- Opt for Flu Therapy if you prefer medicated hot drinks.
- Keep cold, flu, and comfort relief close.
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