There are ways you can spare yourself the five days in bed writhing in pain.
- Number one is to get a flu shot. It takes 3 days plus for the shot to take effect and build antibodies.
- Other precautions are to clean anything touched by hands in the home with disinfectant and Clean your hands before touching your face or eating.
- If you have flu symptoms, stay home so you don't get others sick. Drink plenty of fluids and make sure you see your doctor.
- If caught early enough he can give you a drug like tamiflu which could reduce the days you will feel sick