In most cases influenza is a benign illness but for elderly people, pregnant women and people with chronic diseases, the complications of flu can be dangerous. Vaccination remains the best way of preventing the complications of flu and hospitalisation.
Most of the time a week in bed and plenty of water are enough to cure the flu.
DID YOU KNOW? Antibiotics have no effect in the treatment of influenza: they fight against bacteria but influenza is caused by a virus.
Treating the symptoms
Generally recovery from influenza takes place naturally and antibiotics are of no help.
However, certain medications can relieve certain symptoms: muscular pain, headaches, sore throat etc.