Flu Treatment

Flu Treatment: What You Need to Know

The flu, also known as influenza, is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. It’s important to seek flu symptoms and treatment for the flu as soon as possible, as it can lead to serious complications, especially in people with weakened immune systems, older adults, and young children.

Symptoms of the Flu:

The symptoms of the flu can come on suddenly and may include:

Flu Treatment:

The viral flu treatment is done with antiviral medications, which can help to reduce the severity and duration of symptoms. These medications work best when taken within the first 48 hours of symptom onset.

At Dallas Premier Primary and Urgent Care , we offer flu testing and treatment to help you feel better as quickly as possible. Our experienced medical professionals will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that’s tailored to your individual needs.

In addition to antiviral medications,  common cold treatments may include over-the-counter medications to relieve symptoms, such as fever reducers, cough suppressants, and decongestants. Rest, hydration, and staying home from work or school can also help to speed up recovery and prevent the spread of the virus.

Preventing the Spread of the Flu:

The best way to prevent the spread of the flu is to get vaccinated each year. The flu vaccine is typically available in the fall and is recommended for everyone over the age of six months.
Other ways to prevent the spread of the flu include:

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