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Don’t let having the flu stop you and your family doing the things you love, take a look at our top flu-fighting tips

3 Steps to Avoid or Manage the Flu

Flu Do’s and Don’ts

Do

  • Drink hot liquids – this will help to relieve congestion, prevent dehydration and soothe the inflamed membranes that line your nose and throat
     
  • Apply hot or cold packs around your congested sinuses – either temperature can help to ease your smyptoms
     
  • Elevate your head - try sleeping with an extra pillow to help drain the congestion so you can sleep better
     

Don't

  • Get stressed – an overload of stress hormones makes it difficult for your body to fight infection
     
  • Ask your doctor for antibiotics – flu is caused by viruses but antibiotics only work against bacteria
     
  • Fly unless necessary – the change in air pressure puts an extra strain on your respiratory system
     
Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns, or if symptoms persist or worsen