Doctors Give Advice For Flu

With the worst flu season ongoing, there's some help for you if you get the flu.

The flu epidemic is widespread across the country, and many people are concerned over what they should do if they become sick with the virus. Dr. Susan Rehm with the Cleveland Clinic recommends first looking for specific symptoms to make sure you have the flu.

You can remember the five key symptoms with "FACTS": Fever, aches, chills, tiredness, or sudden onset.

Doctors recommend if you start to feel these symptoms, get home, get plenty of rest and drink a lot of fluids to avoid being dehydrated. Rehm explains the flu is spread through the air, so any contact with other people can spread it.

This flu season has been more severe than in past years, due in part because of the influenza A strain of the virus. The Cleveland Clinic recommends anyone who hasn't gotten a flu shot to get one, since any protection is better than none at all.

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