One, Two, You and the Flu
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Protecting you helps protect others around you
The first and most important thing you can do for you is get the flu shot! It is the single best way to protect you from the flu.
While it’s never too late for the flu shot, preferably, you should get yours a few weeks before flu season starts. The vaccine takes about two to three weeks to fully kick in.
Secondly, you should make sure you have a flu symptom kit. If you do get the flu, you probably won’t feel much like going out and getting the supplies you’ll need to take care of yourself properly.
You caught it! Now what?
You have woken up feeling awful – you have a headache, you feel chilled and when you take your temperature you have a fever (temperature of 38°C /100.4°F or higher). What should you do?
Treating your symptoms at home
If your symptoms are mild, you should be able to take of yourself at home.
Other things you can do...
If you're not starting to feel any better after 2-3 days, you should call your doctor’s office. Explain your symptoms and they’ll decide whether or not you need to see your doctor or go to the hospital.
When should you see a doctor?
You should contact your doctor if you think you have the flu and you
You will probably need to be seen.
If you have any of the following symptoms you should seek emergency help right away.
This information should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your doctor. There may be variations in treatment that your physician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances. If you have questions about your symptoms, ask the Pharmacist at Walmart for more information, and/or contact your doctor.
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