Do you have the flu? First of all, don’t go to work or to school. That’s the worst thing you can do — you don’t want to spread a contagious disease to someone else.
Other things you can do to relieve your symptoms include:
Drink plenty of fluids
Take antiviral medication if prescribed by your doctor
Monitor yourself, too. If you start feeling worse, see your doctor to be evaluated.
And next season, when a flu shot is available to you, get vaccinated. Part of the problem with the vaccine shortage this season is the flu vaccine manufacturers didn’t want to make too much of the vaccine and have it go to waste because the public didn’t use it all. Consider getting a flu shot every year from now on to prevent epidemics like this.
(Source: Mayo Clinic, online at www.mayoclinic.com.)