Flu Symptoms Directory
Flu comes on suddenly. Symptoms vary. They may include fever, muscle aches, or weakness. Other symptoms include coughing, vomiting, diarrhea, and fatigue. Doctors prescribe resting at home, drinking fluids, and avoiding contact with others. Pain medication like acetaminophen ease body aches. Antivirals like oseltamivir (Tamiflu) lessen the length of the illness if taken when symptoms begin. Shortness of breath or chest pain indicate complications and require immediate medical attention. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about what causes flu symptoms, what symptoms look like, how to treat them, and much more.
How to Know When You Have the Flu
Learn more from WebMD about flu symptoms and a variety of flu treatments, including over-the-counter medicine, antivirals, alternative medicine, herbs, dietary supplements and acupuncture.
How to Treat the Seasonal Flu
A closer look at flu treatments and remedies, from over-the-counter drugs and antivirals to vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplements.
How Long Is the Flu Contagious?
The flu is contagious. Here’s what you need to know to help stop the spread.
Flu Treatment With Antibiotics
WebMD explains why you shouldn't take antibiotics for a flu.
Prescription Drugs for Heartburn and Reflux
WebMD explains the prescription drugs used to treat heartburn and acid reflux or GERD.
Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever? The Truth Behind Mom's Cold and Flu Advice
Mom has a lot of advice when it comes to cold and flu. Here's what she's right about.
Covering Up Cold and Flu Symptoms: Beauty Tips
If you've got to look great despite your cold and flu symptoms, these beauty secrets will save the day.