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Flu in South Carolina

Treating the Flu

If you are sick with flu you should stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone, except to get medical care or for other necessities. Your fever should be gone without the use of fever reducing medicines.  

There are also flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat and prevent the flu.

Flu Anti-viral Drugs

There are drugs your doctor may prescribe for the flu called “antivirals”. These drugs can make you better faster and may also pre-vent serious complications. Check with your doctor promptly if you have a high risk condition and you get flu symptoms. People without high risk conditions may also be treated with antivirals by their doctor.

Recovering from the Flu

There are other things you can do to help yourself or a loved one recover from the flu. Be sure to watch out for these emergency warning signs. If you notice emergency warning signs, get medical attention right away.

If you have additional questions about the flu or flu vaccine, please call 1-800-27SHOTS (1-800-277-4687) or visit the CDC’s Seasonal Influenza website or