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What is the treatment for influenza?

two weeks ago I had a flu shot, I hardly get sick. Last night I felt a little chilly and I had a fever of 100.5 Now I feel as though one side of my gland hurts when I press it. I also have a sore throat. I just can't beleive, I got a flu shot and now I have these symptoms.
Wed, 27 Jan 2016
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Influenza is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system i.e your nose, throat and lungs.Though it may resolve on its own but the symptoms and sometimes complications may be very bothersome.
The best is to take plenty of fluids.Take an NSAID like paracetamol or ibuprofen for sore throat that will settle pain and fever.Do salt water gargles everyday.Dont use mouth washes for gargles.
Sometimes we do prescribe an anti viral like oseltamivir as oral medication which will cut course of the medication.
Get more sleep to help your immune system fight infection.
Do see your doctor before starting any antiviral.
I will be happy to know if you have found answer to your query
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Dr Faeza Sherdil
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