SIGNS & SYMPTOMS include: sore throat, headache, fever, cough, and severe aching.
Is the patient under 3 months old?
Have there been symptoms for more than 7 days without improvement?
Are you coughing up stuff from your chest?
ACTIVITIES: Decrease physical activities until feeling better. You should get lots of rest.
MEDICATIONS: Any over-the-counter medicines for flu symptoms are okay to take unless you suffer from uncontrolled high blood pressure. Tylenol and Motrin will help the aches and pains. Sore throat lozenges and sprays will ease pain in the throat. (During community outbreaks of certain types of flu, there are prescription medications available that may be helpful if started within 48 hours of onset of signs and symptoms.)
DIET: You should drink plenty of water and juices. You may eat anything you desire as long as you are not nauseated.
CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
1. The temperature is over 103 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. You see no improvement after a few days.
3. You have trouble breathing.
4. You develop a productive cough.
5. You start having severe pain.
INFECTION CONTROL MEASURES:
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