To treat flu symptoms such as fever and body aches, acetaminophen OR ibuprofen can be used. Do not use aspirin, aspirin-containing products or cough/cold medicines. Be mindful of other over-the-counter medicines that also contain acetaminophen, as too much can be fatal.
The flu is common, but often unpredictable, and one of the best ways to keep your family healthy is to stay up-to-date on your annual flu vaccinations.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently recommend the vaccine for children 6 months or older. It takes around two weeks after receiving the vaccine to build up protective antibodies that fight the virus, so it's important to get immunized early in the season -- and ideally no later than October.
And this Healthmap Vaccine Finder can help you find facilities, including retail clinics, that offer the flu vaccine. Contact your physician for more information.