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Flu symptoms: Body aches and pains. Cough and chest discomfort which may become severe. Early and significant exhaustion. Fatigue and weakness that may last up to 2–3 weeks. Headache. High fever (102–104 degrees F) for 3–4 days. Occasional stuffy nose, sneezing and sore throat.

What should you do if you get the Flu? Consider layered apparel for body temperature changes. Do not share cups and eating utensils. Do not take aspirin products without physician approval. Drink plenty of fluids. Get plenty of rest. Over-the-counter cold or cough medicines may also relieve some flu symptoms. Check with your doctor. Sleep and take it easy. Take acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) or ibuprofen (such as Advil or Motrin) to relieve your fever and aches. Wash your hands frequently.

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