7 tips - How to alleviate your influenza symptoms
The first step in treatment is to give your body enough rest. Rest helps your body recover faster and fight the infection more effectively.
2. Stay hydrated
Ensure that you are well-hydrated by drinking plenty of water, tea, broth, or other clear fluids. Being well-hydrated helps alleviate symptoms like fever and sore throat and prevents dehydration.
3. Take fever-reducing medication
If you have a fever and/or pain, you can use fever-reducing medication as directed on the packaging. This can help reduce the fever and alleviate muscle aches and headaches.
4. Cough medicine
If you have an irritating cough, you can use cough medicine containing ingredients to relieve the cough. If you have a productive cough, an expectorant cough medicine may be beneficial.
5. Nasal spray
If you have nasal congestion, you can use over-the-counter nasal sprays designed to relieve cold symptoms. This can help you breathe better.
6. Natural remedies
Steam, throat lozenges, honey, and warm drinks can also be soothing for certain symptoms. Tea with honey and lemon can help alleviate a sore throat and cough.
7. Avoid alcohol and tobacco
Alcohol and tobacco can worsen your symptoms and hinder your recovery. It's best to avoid them during influenza.
Contact a doctor when necessary
If your symptoms become very severe, if you experience severe shortness of breath, or if you belong to a high-risk group (such as older adults or individuals with chronic diseases), you should contact a doctor. They can determine if additional medical treatment is necessary.
Remember to follow advice from your doctor and health authorities for the best influenza treatment, and avoid spreading the disease to others by staying home when you're sick.
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