What kind of medicine do you use when you're having flu?

Canada
December 15, 2007 6:29pm CST
Winter is coming. During that season, flu viruses are rampant. So, I want to know what you have done in order to prevent flu. Also, what kind of medicine do you use when you're having flu? Do you think Buckley's cold and flu medicine is a good one? When I have flu, I also drink hot water, sleep and eat more. How about you?
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@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
16 Dec 07
The trick is not to catch it. And the way not to catch it is to avoid as much as possible contact with people who have it. Do not go to anyone's home if they have the flu. Not even for 10 minutes. Do not let anyone come to your place if they have the flu. If you see someone in the supermarket or on public transport with the flu... run away from them. Avoid eating take away food... as it might have been prepared by someone with the flu. In Sydney... someone gives me the flu every winter. In the bush... I never get sick. It is a highly contagious disease. You cannot catch it by yourself. It is always transmitted by someone else. You can get a cold by yourself... but not the flu. People are selfish. They should stay home in order to confine the virus. But they won't. So you have to stay home instead... in order not to get in contact with them. Unfortunately... we have to go to work... and that is a popular place to catch it if you work in an office. The only thing which really work... is to keep warm and sleep a lot. The more you fight it by refusing to stop doing things... the longer it last.
• Canada
16 Dec 07
Yeah, if we have to go to work, we may make others contagious. But to get well, it will often need a week or two weeks. Thanks for your great response. I have given you a + rating.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
16 Dec 07
Lots and lots of chicken noodle soup and chicken boulon - I live on the stuff when I have the flu. I don't like over the counter medicines and most times just feel like I've wasted my money because all they do is cover up the problem, not fix it.
• Canada
16 Dec 07
Oh, yeah. When I have flu, I like eating hot soups. Also, chicken noodle soup is a good one. It will strengthen our body's resistance.
@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
16 Dec 07
tylenol,or any medicine available at the counter
• South Korea
17 Dec 07
i also drink lots of warn water and herbal medicine and if you like tea much better.
@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
16 Dec 07
tylenol or any available medicine for flu
• Canada
16 Dec 07
Ok, Tylenol is one of the medicines for flu.
@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
16 Dec 07
Hi,i usually take a decongestant and drink alot of fluids and sweat it out by wearing alot of sweat pants and sweaters.It really helps!You need to sweat this virus out of you,it gives you the chills and sweatyness all at the same time but after the next day you feel much better.I even sleep in gym oants,socks and such when i have the flu and sweat,sweat!Haha,EW!!Eat lots of chicken soups or sip on chicken broth,there is something in this thats very good for getting rid of colds and the flu,rest,hot steam baths and take it easy if you can. Peanutjar:)
• Canada
16 Dec 07
chicken soups or chicken broth will be helpful, too.