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Fight the Flu

5 steps to take if you get the flu

1.  Stay at home and rest.

2.  Avoid close contact with well people in your house so you won’t make them sick.

3.  Drink plenty of water and other clear liquids to prevent fluid loss (dehydration).

4.  Treat fever and cough with medicines you can buy at the store.

5.  If you get very sick or are pregnant or have a medical condition that puts you at higher risk of flu complications (like asthma…), call your doctor. You might need antiviral medicine to treat flu. 

Caregivers:

  • Place ill person in a private room try to designate one bathroom for ill person
  • Have ill person where a surgical mask
  • No visitors
  • One non-pregnant person should provide care
  • Caregiver should consider wearing mask
  • Caregiver should consider N95 if assisting with respiratory treatment
  • Hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette for household
  • Use paper towels to dry hands