Influenza is a contagious respiratory viral infection that usually comes suddenly. The typical symptoms of influenza include fever, cough, sore throat, headache, fatigue or muscle aches. Here are the top four tips to fight this disease.
1. Get vaccinated. It is not too late to get the flu vaccine.
2. You should have a digital thermometer, non-aspirin medicins like acetaminophen, water, fruit juice, soups and sports drinks, soap and alcohol-based hand sanitizing gel, food that is easy to digest, paper towels, trash bags and other things at home.
3. Call the doctor if you have a fever or cough that goes away for24hours or more and then returns.
4. Keep handy the name and phone number of the family doctor.