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Treatment

How is influenza treated?

Certain anti-viral drugs available with a physician’s prescription may reduce the severity of disease if therapy is started early in the course of the illness (i.e. within 48 hours of the beginning of symptoms). Otherwise, bed rest, drinking increased amounts of water, and taking pain relievers to help reduce the discomfort of illness is highly recommended.

Children with influenza should not be treated with aspirin.

 

Minimising Spread

    What should I do once I have Influenza?

  • Stay home from work
  • Avoid public places and close contact with others
  • Always cough and sneeze into a disposable tissue and wash your hands afterwards