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Flu Treatment Overview

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Care Plan


First steps to consider

  • You can treat flu symptoms at home
  • Taking OTC pain relievers and other medications can help symptoms. Rest and drink fluids.

When you may need a provider

  • Symptoms worsen or fever doesn’t go down when taking fever-reducers.
  • Any young children, older adults, and people with chronic conditions who have flu symptoms.

Emergency Care

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Call 911 or go to the ER if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Lasting dizziness
  • Severe weakness or muscle pain
  • A chronic condition you have is getting worse

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