One of the easiest ways to stay healthy is to get immunized. The CDC recommends the seasonal flu vaccine each year to fully protect you from the flu virus, so even if you got a flu shot last year, we encourage you to get one this year, too. And, Prevea360 makes it easy.
Many patients with flu-like symptoms do not need to visit their doctor. You should call your primary care provider if you are experiencing the following:
If you have the flu, isolate yourself from others over the next 2-4 days and drink plenty of clear fluids. You may want to take acetaminophen to help lower the fever.
If you are experiencing a fever along with a sore throat, cough, or runny nose, and you have a chronic health condition; please call your primary clinic.
Antiviral drugs can lesson symptoms and shorten the time you are sick by 1 or 2 days and prevent serious complications. These are prescription medications. If you are sick with the flu, contact your primary care provider promptly to see if these are an option.
The primary way to avoid getting sick is to wash your hands often with soap and water, especially before eating. Hand sanitizers are also effective.