Steve Shelov MD DrMDK.com
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Male: The flu doesn’t respond to anti-virus. So if you have the flu, the best you can for flu is a lot of liquids, bed rest, but not antibiotics. Is that true? Dr. Shelov: That is absolutely right. Influenza is a viral infection. It is best treated by prevention, so get your flu shots and children should be getting their flu shots. They are just coming out now. But should you not get your flu shot or get the flu. Then in fact antibiotics are not effective because it is a virus. Antibiotic needs antibacterial and therefore you just need lots of fluids and rest and some medicine for your fever if you are having it and it will go its course. It will take five to seven days. You won’t feel good nor will your child but it will eventually get better.