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Suggest treatment for flu symptoms

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Posted on Thu, 5 Nov 2015
Question: flu treatment
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (45 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
A few suggestions for you

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome.

Thank you for writing to us.

I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. Actually a flu can have many different sources (e.g. viral, bacterial, allergic) and so the treatment actually depends on the source, but I shall try to provide a regimen that should help make you feel better and suppress your symptoms. If at all your flu does not subside within about 5-7 days then please write back to me and I can add an antibiotic to the regimen.

Suggestions are:

+Steam inhalation 2-3 times a day
+Warm clothing
+Anti-histmaine (e.g. cetrizine, levocetrizine or montelukast): 2-3 times a day, either 8 hourly or 12 hourly
+Tylenol (2 tablets a day, 12 hour gap)
+Drink plenty of fluids
+Warm fluids, soups, etc.
+As much rest as possible
+Try to keep away from any allergens (e.g. dust, pollen, etc.)
+If your nose is blocked then nose spray or drops (e.g. NASIVION)
+Warm water with salt gargles or using syrups like betadine mouth wash or TANTUM mouth wash

I look forward to hearing from you in order to help you better, please do not hesitate to write back to me for any further clarifications, I am always here to help.

Best wishes.
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Brief Answer: A few suggestions for you Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome. Thank you for writing to us. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. Actually a flu can have many different sources (e.g. viral, bacterial, allergic) and so the treatment actually depends on the source, but I shall try to provide a regimen that should help make you feel better and suppress your symptoms. If at all your flu does not subside within about 5-7 days then please write back to me and I can add an antibiotic to the regimen. Suggestions are: +Steam inhalation 2-3 times a day +Warm clothing +Anti-histmaine (e.g. cetrizine, levocetrizine or montelukast): 2-3 times a day, either 8 hourly or 12 hourly +Tylenol (2 tablets a day, 12 hour gap) +Drink plenty of fluids +Warm fluids, soups, etc. +As much rest as possible +Try to keep away from any allergens (e.g. dust, pollen, etc.) +If your nose is blocked then nose spray or drops (e.g. NASIVION) +Warm water with salt gargles or using syrups like betadine mouth wash or TANTUM mouth wash I look forward to hearing from you in order to help you better, please do not hesitate to write back to me for any further clarifications, I am always here to help. Best wishes.