Treatment of flu (influenza)
How is flu treated?
Be aware of the symptoms of the flu and what to do if you get sick.
Mild flu symptoms can be treated with:
- medicine to reduce any fever or aches
Over-the-counter cough and flu medicine should not be given to children younger than 6 years old. It is only safe to do so if advised by your health care provider.
Your health care provider may prescribe an antiviral drug if you are:
- at high risk for flu-related complications
- sick enough to need hospital care
It is important to start antiviral medication as soon as possible.
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