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Tests for Flu

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Influenza Virus Culture Test
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Influenza Virus A and B Antibody Assay Test
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Influenza Virus A and B Antigen Assay Test
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Viral Culture Test
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Polymerase Chain Reaction
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influenza virus vaccine- inactivated
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Self Care for Flu

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Rest
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Drink Plenty of Fluids
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Bed Rest
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Steam Inhalations
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Over the Counter Medications for Flu

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IBUPROFEN (eye BYOO proe fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for dental pain, fever, headaches or migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumato...  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN (a set a MEE noe fen) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild pain and fever.  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; DEXTROMETHORPHAN (a set a MEE noe fen; dex troe meth OR fan) is a combination of a pain reliever and a cough suppressant. It is used to treat the ach...  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (a set a MEE noe fen; soo doe e FED rin) is a combination of a pain reliever and a decongestant. It is used to treat symptoms of the ...  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; CHLORPHENIRAMINE; DEXTROMETHORPHAN; PHENYLEPHRINE (a set a MEE noe fen; klor fen IR a meen; dex troe meth OR fan; fen il EF rin) is a combination of ...  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; DEXTROMETHORPHAN; DOXYLAMINE (a set a MEE noe fen; dex troe meth OR fan; dox IL a meen) is a combination of a pain reliever, a cough suppressant, and...  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; DEXTROMETHORPHAN; GUAIFENESIN; PHENYLEPHRINE (a set a MEE noe fen; dex troe meth OR fan; gwye FEN e sin; fen il EF rin) is a combination of a pain re...  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; DEXTROMETHORPHAN; PHENYLEPHRINE (a set a MEE noe fen; dex troe meth OR fan; fen il EF rin) is a combination of pain reliever, a cough suppressant, an...  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; GUAIFENESIN; PHENYLEPHRINE (a set a MEE noe fen; gwye FEN e sin; fen il EF rin) is a combination of a pain reliever, expectorant and decongestant. It...  More
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IBUPROFEN; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (eye BYOO proe fen; soo doe e FED rin) is a combination of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and a decongestant. It is used ...  More
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DEXTROMETHORPHAN, GUAIFENESIN, and PHENYLEPHRINE (dex troe meth OR fan, gwye FEN e sin, fen il EF rin) is a combination of a cough suppressant, an expectorant, and ...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Flu

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AMANTADINE (a MAN ta deen) is an antiviral medicine. It is used to prevent and to treat a specific type of flu called influenza A. It will not work for colds, other...  More
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OSELTAMIVIR (os el TAM i vir) is an antiviral medicine. It is used to prevent and to treat some kinds of influenza or the flu. It will not work for colds or other v...  More
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IBUPROFEN (eye BYOO proe fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for dental pain, fever, headaches or migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumato...  More
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ZANAMIVIR (za NA mi veer) is an antiviral medicine. It is used to prevent and treat flu infections caused by influenza A or B virus. It will not work for colds, oth...  More
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RIMANTADINE (ri MAN ta deen) is an antiviral medicine. It is used to prevent and treat a specific type of flu called influenza A. It will not work for colds, other ...  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (a set a MEE noe fen; soo doe e FED rin) is a combination of a pain reliever and a decongestant. It is used to treat symptoms of the ...  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; DEXTROMETHORPHAN; GUAIFENESIN; PHENYLEPHRINE (a set a MEE noe fen; dex troe meth OR fan; gwye FEN e sin; fen il EF rin) is a combination of a pain re...  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; GUAIFENESIN; PHENYLEPHRINE (a set a MEE noe fen; gwye FEN e sin; fen il EF rin) is a combination of a pain reliever, expectorant and decongestant. It...  More
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DEXTROMETHORPHAN, GUAIFENESIN, and PHENYLEPHRINE (dex troe meth OR fan, gwye FEN e sin, fen il EF rin) is a combination of a cough suppressant, an expectorant, and ...  More
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INFLUENZA VIRUS VACCINE (in floo EN zuh VAHY ruhs vak SEEN) helps to reduce the risk of getting influenza also known as the flu.  More
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INTRANASAL INFLUENZA VACCINE (in truh NEY zuhl in floo EN zuh vak SEEN) is a vaccine to protect from an infection with influenza, also known as the flu. The vaccine...  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Flu What's this?

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Boneset ( Eupatorium perfoliatum ) is native to eastern North America and was used by Native Americans to treat fevers, including dengue fever and malaria. Today, b...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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acetylcysteine inhalation
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Echinacea species are perennials that belong to the Aster family and originate in eastern North America. Traditionally used for a range of infections and malignanci...  More
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Alternative Procedures for Flu What's this?

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The practice of acupuncture originated in China 5,000 years ago. Today it is widely used throughout the world and is one of the main pillars of Chinese medicine. Th...  More
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Efficacy Grade C
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