5 Ways To Treat The Flu

The flu is a contagious virus formally known as the influenza virus. Some of the symptoms of the flu that may occur include coughing, a runny or stuffy nose, a fever, sore throat, chills, headache, fatigue, and body aches. 
When battling the flu it is important to know all of your treatment options so you can prevent or fight it with all of the best remedies. Continue reading to discover which treatments actually work.

Antiviral Medications


These drugs target the influenza virus in the body to decrease the duration of the flu by 1 to 2 days. Antiviral drugs also can reduce the symptoms as well as prevent further complications. There are three antiviral drugs designed for the flu and they differ by route of delivery: oral (oseltamivir), inhalant (zanamivir), and intravenous (peramivir). They are typically prescribed for 5 days and can be taken by children and pregnant women.

Side effects are rare, but may include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, congestion, and headache.