Learn all about the flu

At first, a flu can seem like a cold. However, the flu has only 3 main viruses that cause a much more severe infection. Flu symptoms also appear fast and will usually peak after 2 to 3 days; within 5 to 8 days you should finally start to feel better. Symptoms of the flu include fever, a sore throat, a headache, muscle aches, fatigue, congestion and coughs. 

So how do you help clear the flu fast? Usually there is no need to see a doctor and simple home remedies like getting plenty of rest, keeping warm and drinking lots of water to stay hydrated are very beneficial. Honey and lemon drinks are a great way to sooth a sore throat.

Antibiotics won’t help the flu as they’re designed to treat bacteria, not a virus. It’s best to save antibiotics for the times when you need it, to avoid building up a resistance to treat an infection.

Nasal congestion is one of the worst symptoms of the flu. Nasal irrigation, steam treatments and air humidifiers are great for relieving a blocked nose. If you do want fast relief on the go, then medical treatments like Otrivin Nasal Sprays can help clear your nose.

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