How to recover from the flu

Winning a war like the flu virus is all about preparation and planning ahead. So in this article, we’ll give some tips on how to fight the flu, and how to protect yourself from future attacks.

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Rest and sleep

Sleeping helps your immune system get into action and fight off illnesses. By resting and recharging, you’re allowing your body to fully focus on recovering, instead of directing energy at everything you have to do when you’re awake.

Stay warm

The flu does all sorts to your body, including confusing your body temperature. Flu and other viruses love cooler temperatures, hence why they’re more prevalent in winter. So wrap up warm and let your shield of cosiness fight off those pesky flu viruses!

Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water

Water is the most accessible medicine. It helps flush toxins out of your body and circulates your blood, allowing your white blood cells to fight off viruses like the flu. So make sure to drink plenty of water.

Man with the flu holding a warm drink with a blanket round him

Visit your pharmacy for paracetamol and ibuprofen

Your pharmacy houses painkillers that will relieve your symptoms, such as high temperature and those nasty aches. It’s advised that you try to let your body fight the flu off naturally, but if after a couple of days, you still feel too rough, your pharmacy has you covered.

Get a flu vaccination

So, if you’ve experienced the nastiness of the flu, let’s make sure you’re prepared for round two. The quickest and most effective way to recover from flu is to minimise symptoms, or not get it at all! Protect yourself and others against the flu with a vaccination from your pharmacy today.

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