Influenza A; Influenza B
HOW DO I TREAT MY SYMPTOMS?
Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) help lower fever. Sometimes doctors suggest you use both types of medicine. Do NOT use aspirin.
A fever does not need to come all the way down to normal. Most people will feel better when their temperature drops by even 1 degree.
Over-the-counter cold medicines may make some of your symptoms better. Cough drops will help with your sore throat.Read more
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More than 40 million people suffer from nasal allergy symptoms in the United States. Over-the-counter (OTC) medications for allergy relief ... Read more »
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Swine flu is caused by type A influenza (also known as H1N1). Swine Flu symptoms are similar to the flu that normally infects humans.Symptoms... Read more »
Have a question or comment? Click here.Are there things you want to know about the flu and the flu vaccine? If so, you're going to love this article.... Read more »