fluThe dreaded flu can be the absolute worst nightmare for anyone, but often can be a mild illness, unless you are in the high risk category, that doesn’t require any medical care. Even though it may not require a visit to the doctor, doesn’t mean it is an easy illness to deal with. 

One of the most important things to do when you get the flu is to stay home. You don’t want to give the illness to anyone else, especially if you have a fever. You should stay home until you have been fever free for 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medication. 

You always want to stay hydrated when you’re sick especially if you have a fever. Stock up on over the counter medications, like fever reducing medications and cough drops. 

Influenza is a viral infection so antibiotics are not effective in recovering from the flu. If the symptoms are severe and you feel a trip to the doctor is necessary, you can ask about antiviral medications. The medication can lessen the symptoms and shorten the length of time that you are sick.