How to Treat the Flu
- For most people, rest, good hydration and medications to reduce pain and fever are recommended.
(Acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen.)
- Antiviral drugs can also be prescribed by your medical provider. It is effective when prescribed within the first two days of illness and it is usually given for people at risk for complications..
For more details go to the CDC web site: