Fight The Flu
Call your local Med First provider here if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Drainage from the ear or an earache
- Thick yellow or green mucus for more than a few days
- A temperature over 100F in an infant less than 3 months of age
- A temperature of 102F or higher in adults or children
- A sore throat or a cough that won’t go away
- Shortness of breath
Call 911 for increased shortness of breath and trouble breathing, chest pain, confusion, seizure, fainting or trouble waking up.
3 Things You Should Do
1. Get everybody in your family vaccinated!
Did you know that over 200,000 American adults are hospitalized for flu-related illness each year? Seasonal flu shots are the best way to prevent flu-related illness. A yearly flu vaccine is a primary way of protecting against flu viruses. At, Med First we care about your health. We want to make sure you have all of the tools that you need to manage your health and wellness. Please schedule an appointment today by signing in to the Patient Portal or contacting your local office.
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2. Take all the preventive actions to help stop the spread of the flu
- Wash your hands regularly
- Clean & disinfect surfaces that may be contaminated
- Avoid contact with sick people
- Avoid touching your nose, eyes, nose, and mouth
- Cover your coughs & sneezes
3. Take Antiviral Drugs if they are prescribed.
If you think you have the flu go immediately to your local provider. We can prescribe antiviral drugs can be used to treat flu illness if needed.
Antiviral drugs can make illness milder & shorten the time you are sick. They also can prevent serious flu complications such as pneumonia.