The symptoms associated with the flu can make you feel miserable and knock you on your butt without any hesitation. The muscle aches, chronic fatigue, sore throat, runny nose, and fever you experience can come on quickly and last up to two weeks. There could also be a risk of developing more serious illnesses like sinus infections, pneumonia, or meningitis.
What are some things you can do to stay healthy if you've caught the flu?
- Keep up with your fluids (make sure to drink enough water)
- Wash your hands before eating or touching your face
- Wipe and disinfect shared spaces
- Practice good nutrition
- Use a humidifier
- Get enough sleep
What else do you need to know about natural ways to combat the flu this season?
Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP, joins Dr. Holly to discuss some home remedies and over-the-counter options for fighting the flu.