When you visit any of our convenient locations in Hamilton County, our physicians will conduct a prompt diagnosis to determine whether you have flu. Treatment for flu may include taking a prescribed dosage of antiviral medications within 48 hours after the symptoms appear. This may help to reduce the severity of the condition and prevent any complications. Self-care measures may include drinking enough fluids to maintain normal urine output, resting until your fever comes down, and avoiding exposure to dust, fumes as well as tobacco smoke. Seek emergency room care if you experience symptoms such as chest pain, severe headache, shortness of breath or you start coughing up blood.
An annual flu vaccination is recommended to minimize the risk of getting infected with the influenza virus. People in the high-risk group should get immunized to prevent any serious complications.