What to Have in Your Flu Kit?
In the United States, flu season begins every year from October, and intensifies around the holidays until finally petering out around February. Though it varies every year, flu activity seems to intensify during fall and winter. The common cold also occurs frequently during these months, but flu symptoms are much worse, causing fever, chills, sweats, body ache, muscle pain, headache, cough, vomiting, and diarrhea. So how can you and your family stay prepared while influenza makes its rounds this year? Here are some tools to have in your arsenal while battling the flu season:
It is worth noting that the above recommended tools can help with easing symptoms, but do not treat the root cause of your illness. Perhaps the most important tool in your kit is Antiviral medication. Consult your doctor for prescription antiviral medications such as baloxavir marboxil (Xofluza), oseltamivir (Tamiflu), peramivir (Rapivab), or zanamivir (Relenza).
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