How to Deal with Flu Symptoms at home

How to Deal with Flu Symptoms at home

How to deal with flu symptoms at home

 

Flu cases are spiking these days. Seasonal flu is caused by Influenza viruses and mainly relieved by immunity. That’s why most of us recover within days.

Though it has quick recovery, we need to manage its symptoms as it can disturb our daily activities and reduce quality of life.

Here are some tips you can manage yourself at home.

 

Symptoms of flu

When flu virus enters to our body, we may suffer from

-Fever

-Stuffy nose

-Runny nose

-Cough (whether dry or wet)

-Aches and pains AND

-Sore throat

 

To relieve these symptoms, you need to take some medications and, of course, follow some home remedies.

 

Home remedies and self-care tips for flu symptoms

-For fever, aches and pains,

 

Paracetamol is relatively safe for all patients. If you want to take other analgesics, you need to consult with doctors or pharmacists.

 

-For nasal congestion,

 

You can take medications that contain Pseudoephedrine

 

-For runny nose,

 

Antihistamines like Citrizine or Diphenhydramine can ease your waterfall nose.

 

-For cough,

 

If you have a dry cough, please take a cough suppressant containing Dextromethorphan. For a productive cough, you can take cough expectorants.

 

Other self-care tips

 

-Take plenty of rest.

 

Seasonal flu is highly infectious. It is better not to go outside and stay in separate rooms at home.

-Drink more water

 

Any fluids like chicken broth, green tea, ORS all work for the flu. Sip frequently and you will feel better. They can reduce the body temperature, thin the phlegm and relieve sore throat.

 

-Take a warm bath

 

Warm water can ease your body aches and pains and flush your congested nose.

 

-Run the humidifier

 

Humidifiers can make your throat moist and relieve sore throat and cough.

 

-Take the lozenges

 

Lozenges can soothe your scratchy throat and quiet your cough, too.

 

-Gargle with salty water

 

Salty warm water can kill viruses and soothe your scratchy and sore throat. It can also reduce inflammation.

 

What you need to take care is

 

-Although the medications mentioned above are all Over-the-counter drugs, you need to read carefully the leaflets or ask the pharmacists for dosing, frequency and side effects before taking medications.

-Medications for flu come in combinations like fever + runny nose, cough + runny nose. So if you have to take more than one medication, please make sure that the mediations are not overlapped to prevent overdose.

-Although the flu can relieve itself within days, the following warning signs might take you to the doctor.

 

  • Symptoms that last or get worse after 10 days.
  • Trouble breathing.
  • High fever (greater than 102°F) for three or more days.
  • Pain in your chest.
  • Coughing up blood.
  • Feeling faint.
  • Severe vomiting.
  • Confusion.
  • Swollen glands in neck or jaw.

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428 thoughts on “How to Deal with Flu Symptoms at home

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    Healthy is important to all of us.
    It’s good for us to get more knowledge about how to takecare our health.

  2. Thank you for your Tips.

    The best way to reduce your risk from seasonal flu and its potentially serious complications is to get vaccinated every year.

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  3. 9 Tips to Ease Flu Symptoms

    1. Stay home and get plenty of rest.

    2. Drink plenty of fluids.

    3. Treat aches and fever.

    4. Take care of your cough.

    5. Sit in a steamy bathroom.

    6. Run the humidifier.

    7. Try a lozenge.

    8. Get salty.

    9. Ask for an antiviral.

  4. I use honey ginger and lemon juice for sore throat and cough.
    May all be free from disease. 💗💗💗

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  19. Thanks for the tips.
    I got flu coz I went under the rain without cover yesterday.

  20. Fever or feeling feverish/chills · Cough · Sore throat · Runny or stuffy nose · Muscle or body aches · Headaches are flu symptoms

  21. Stay home and get plenty of rest.
    Drink plenty of fluids.
    Treat aches and fever.
    Take care of your cough.
    Sit in a steamy bathroom.
    Run the humidifier.
    Try a lozenge.
    Get salty.

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