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Through Community Health Choices our team of well trained staff can offer you or your loved ones these services for free:
•Light House Keeping
•24-Hour Care (If Needed)
The current recommendations for the management of patients with suspected or confirmed influenza is to treat them with antiviral medications, such as oseltamivir or zanamivir.
There are two drugs that are recommended by the CDC for treatment of flu: oseltamivir phosphate (brand name Tamiflu) and zanamivir (brand name Relenza). These drugs work by preventing the virus from multiplying and spreading throughout your body. The most common symptoms of this virus are fever and headache. You can also experience joint pain, rash, sore throat and cough.
It is advised to go to the doctor if you have tested positive for the virus or have suspected symptoms of it. The doctor will give you a blood test to confirm whether you have it or not.
In most cases, people recover from this virus without any treatment within 10 days. However, in some cases, complications can arise due to dehydration or severe diarrhea which may require hospitalization.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms for more than one week, consult your doctor immediately.
Both drugs are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating flu in adults and children over 2 years old. They’re not approved for treating pregnant women or children younger than 2 years old because there haven’t been enough studies to determine if they’re safe for these groups.
These drugs only work against certain types of flu viruses: H1N1, H3N2, and influenza B viruses. They don’t work against other kinds of viruses that cause respiratory infections like rhinovirus (the most common cause of colds), coronavirus, adenovirus and parainfluenza viruses.