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How To Treat The Flu

Even after taking preventative measures, you can still get the flu. In this video, Dr. Holly Atkinson provides some helpful tips on what to do once you are contagious and on how to treat the flu. First, stay at home. Just because you are sick doesn’t mean everyone else has to be. You will be very tired so get plenty of rest and drink lots of fluids. Since a virus causes the flu there is no cure. Over the counter flu medication will help you feel better but won’t shorten the time you are sick. If you have any questions on treating the flu, contact your doctor right away.

Dr. Holly Atkinson

This video features Dr. Holly Atkinson. Dr. Holly Atkinson specializes in Internal Medicine and is an award-winning medical journalist. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine as well as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Duration: 02:30. Last Updated On: 2015-09-10
Reviewed by: Dr. Preeti Parikh . Review date: December 10, 2011
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