Flu Treatment & Prevention
One in five Americans could fall victim to the flu this year, getting sick for a week or more. You don’t have to be one of them. This season, go fever-less, sore throat-less, ache-less, and pain-less. Whether you need to need protect yourself with a flu shot, need a rapid flu test if you think you’re are getting the flu, or need fast relief and treatment from the flu, think FastMed Urgent Care.
How Do You Prevent The Flu?
Some common flu symptoms include:
- Sore throat
- Muscle aches and soreness
- Vomiting and diarrhea (swine flu only)
Vaccinate to Avoid the Flu
The CDC recommends an annual flu vaccine to protect children and adults against flu viruses. Get your vaccine at FastMed Urgent Care today.
Stop Germs to Avoid the Flu
Cover your nose and mouth, wash your hands often with soap and water, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Stay away from anyone who is sick – and if you’re sick, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone.
Do I Have The Flu?
The most important thing you should do if you think you have the flu is to see a FastMed medical provider within 48 hours. Our quick test can determine whether you have the flu in just 10 minutes or less. All it takes is a simple, non-invasive nasal swab for children or adults – no needle needed!
Treating the Flu
If you're already sick, FastMed Urgent Care has treatments to lessen the severity of the flu. Our treatments can also lower the level of contagion to keep family, friends and coworkers healthy.
You can also help yourself and others by staying home and getting at least nine hours of rest per day. Stay hydrated, focusing on clear liquids like water, tea, juice or ginger ale. Hot drinks and soup will help to clear congested airways and make it easier to breath. If you have aches and a fever, try taking acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
To learn more about what you can do when you have the flu, check out the video below!
I Have The Flu. Now What?
If you're interested in learning more about the Flu, take a look at all of our Flu blog posts!
Find More Information
Learn more about the flu at Flu.gov, a federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports on flu activity here.