How Do You Treat the Flu at Home?
by Deirdre Blake
posted Jan 9 2014 6:10AM
When you get the flu this winter, you'll have to ride it out for a week or so, even though anti-viral drugs could make it shorter or milder, but the CDC says if you get a mild case, you can treat it at home.
Get plenty of rest; drink clear fluids like water, broth and sports drinks and put a cool, damp washcloth on your forehead, arms, and legs to lower a fever. Putting a humidifier in your room can make breathing easier and cover up with a warm blanket to calm chills.