Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe
4 minute read
3 May 2021
5:30 am

How to deal with flu

Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe

Usually, you’ll need nothing more than rest and lots of fluids – especially water.

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Influenza is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system, your nose, throat and lungs. Most people who get the flu can treat themselves at home and often do not need to see a doctor. If you have flu symptoms and are at risk of complications, see your doctor right away. For most people, influenza heals itself. But sometimes, influenza and its complications can be deadly. People at higher risk of developing flu complications include: Children under five years old Adults older than 65 Residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities Pregnant women and women up to two...