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Common Over The Counter Flu Remedies

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While prevention is the first step to staying healthy, all hope is not lost if you get sick.

Dr. Joe Giovinco from the FOX Medical Team has some common flu remedies to help you feel better.


Dr. Giovinco says it's important to not only take your temperature but to write it down with the time you took it.

Fever reducers:

If you have a child, talk to your pediatrician, as some have a philosophy of not giving a lot of common fever reducers to kids.

You may want to have some acetaminophen or ibuprofen or a combination of both around if you're sick.

For your runny nose:

Dr. Giovinco recommends over the counter antihistamines, such as Benadryl and decongestants such as Sudafed. Remember, some decongestants may keep you awake.

You can see more tips in the video above.

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