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What is the Best Protection to Fight the Flu and Limit Your Flu Exposure?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that this is one of the most serious flu seasons, but there’s a lot you can do to fight the flu and minimize symptoms:

Have The Flu?

Stay home

Feeling aches and pains? Stay home so your body can rest and you can limit your exposure to others.

Try I.V. Therapy

To avoid hospitalization from dehydration, IV therapy through IV fluids can replenish lost electrolytes through a vitamin-infusion drip. has a popular Flu Fighter Rejuvenation I.V. It’s a vitamin-boosting cocktail loaded with Vitamins B and C to help you get better faster.

Don’t Have the Flu, but Want to Boost Your Immunity?

Try corporate Concierge Hydration Therapy from IVRS… A lot of people swear by this popular and convenient service. IVRS is a medically-approved I.V. service that accepts HSA and FSA. With a board-certified physician and registered nurses, IVRS will bring their mobile clinic to your home (for you and your family), or office (for you and your work colleagues). They’ll even come to your hotel if you have colleagues or family in from out of town that need I.V. therapy. And it will keep you out of urgent care!

Drink fluids and take your vitamins

  • Have clear fluids, warm broth or chicken soup to loosen secretions.
  • Drink vitamin-rich OJ or sports drinks to replenish electrolytes.
  • Try Zinc and Echinacea to build immunity.

Treat your aches, pains, and fever

Adults: Try Naproxen, Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen. Children: Never give children adult medicines or aspirin.

Stop your cough

Adults: Cough drops and cough syrup can treat throat pain and coughs. Children: Never give children adult cough drops, cough syrup or cold medicine.

Use steam

Get in a shower filled with steam to open nasal passageways and ease congestion. You’ll breathe better.

Clear your sinuses

  • Use humidifiers or vaporizers to moisten the air.
  • Prop your pillow up to minimize nasal congestion.
  • Try nose drops or a netti pot.
  • Your doctor may recommend prescription sprays like Flonase.

Take an antiviral

To minimize the flu’s duration, your doctor may prescribe oseltamivir (Tamiflu), zanamivir (Relenza) or peramivir (Rapivab).

Don’t Have the Flu?

Wash your hands

At work and school, wash your hands frequently. The flu can spread by touching contaminated desks, phones, gym equipment, counters and railings.

Limit your exposure

If co-workers or classmates are sick, limit your exposure to them. If you must work with someone that’s sick, ask them to use tissues when coughing or sneezing.

Boost your immunity

Eat antioxidant-rich fruits and veggies and take Vitamin-C. While there’s no cure for the flu, you can limit your exposure and minimize your symptoms. References: