Every fall, you probably hear people talking about the coming flu season, but might not give it another thought unless you actually get the flu. If you do get sick, knowing what to do can help you feel better faster.
Try these tips if you get the flu:
Most people who get the flu get better without having to see their doctor. But if your flu symptoms get worse, if you have a high temperature for more than a few days, if you have any trouble breathing, or if you seem to get better but then feel worse again, call your doctor right away.
And next time, get the flu vaccine so that you're less likely to get the flu!
Reviewed by: Elana Pearl Ben-Joseph, MD
Date reviewed: September 2015
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