There are several treatment routes that one may take to hasten recovery from the flu and overcome the symptoms. Read more in this patient education guide.
It is important to note that, although alternative or holistic practitioners tout these herbal remedies, they have not been scientifically proven to help fight the flu.
|Drug Category||How the Medication Works?|
|Decongestants||Decreases congestion in the nasal passageway|
|Anti-Inflammatories||Reduces aches and fever while the body's defenses combat the viral infection|
Given to patients who have had the flu for less than 48 hours
Stops the spread of the influenza virus in the body to hasten recovery and inhibit secondary infections
Reduces the amount of time symptoms are present
Might be prescribed if the flu persists for more than one week
Prevents secondary bacterial invaders that cause pneumonia
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