Facts About The Flu -

Facts About The Flu -

Valleyview : Canada | Oct 21, 2009 at 6:28 AM PDT
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Three experts tell us what to do to make our sick time a little easier

The media is currently overwhelming the public by talking about flu season and flu shots, especially the H1N1 (swine) flu shots which would be available for use in the next few weeks in most of the North American cities. The whole focus is on the vaccines, the illness and the possible side effects if you do take the shots or even if you do not take them.

No one is helping to provide alternative ways to help those inflected currently with the flu and how to cope with it.

Here is a link for you to check out and try to make yourself feel better sooner.

Also, here are some preliminary facts that you would find in this link among many more great information:

The flu will last about 10 days, no matter what you do, but over-the-counter medications have been proven to help you feel better, says pharmacist Colleen Brady.
For a fever, aside from drinking extra fluids, she recommends acetaminophen, which works directly on the heat-regulating centre of your brain to help relieve aches. Her favourite remedy for a dry cough is a syrup product with dextromethorphan, which suppresses coughing. To treat nausea, start with non-drug measures, such as eating small meals and eating bland foods like toast, rice or crackers. If that doesn’t help, try anti-nausea medications like Gravol.


Also see:

The Biggest Myths About Swine Flu

Believing these swine flu rumours may make you sick. Learn the truth about these 7 common misperceptions.


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