Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea can happen too; but these symptoms tend to happen to children more than adults.
Is the flu serious?
Usually, the flu goes away on its own after about a week, but the feeling of tiredness can hang around for several weeks. However, the flu can be very serious for newborns, the elderly, and people with certain health conditions.3 In these cases, you should visit a doctor.
How to ease flu suffering
- Stay at home and rest.
- Drink a lot of water and other liquids.
- Use Theraflu® products to reduce the discomfort of cold and flu symptoms.
- Antiviral medications may help. Contact your physician as soon as you notice the symptoms.
You may want to get up and go to work or school, but it’s smarter not to.1 if you think you have the flu, do yourself and everybody else a favor and avoid contact with others. You can easily pass a flu to somebody else when you’re sick.