Weather
The Pine Tree, News for Calaveras County and Beyond Weather
Amador Angels Camp Arnold Bear Valley Copperopolis Murphys San Andreas Valley Springs Moke Hill/West Point Tuolumne
News
Business Directory
Weather & Roads
Sports
Real Estate
Search
Weekly & Grocery Ads
Entertainment
Life & Style
Government
Law Enforcement
Business
Wine News
Health & Fitness
Home & Garden
Food & Dining
Religion & Faith
Frogtown USA
Legal Notices
Calendar
Polls
Columns
Free Classifieds
Letters to the Editor
Obituaries
About Us

Coming Soon...
Friday, Jan 18
All Day Huge Moving Sale Going On Now at Independent Mercantile!
05:30 PM Friday Night Music at Alchemy
Saturday, Jan 19
All Day Huge Moving Sale Going On Now at Independent Mercantile!
05:00 PM FOCSO’s Big Annual Crab/Pasta Feed is Saturday, Jan 19th, 2019
06:00 PM Song Posse
Sunday, Jan 20
All Day Huge Moving Sale Going On Now at Independent Mercantile!
07:30 AM All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast by Native Sons of the Golden West
Monday, Jan 21
All Day Huge Moving Sale Going On Now at Independent Mercantile!
Tuesday, Jan 22
05:00 PM Chili Tuesdat Fundraiser for Mountain Melody
05:00 PM The January 22, 2019 CUSD Board Meeting Agenda
06:45 PM Valley Springs' Rachelle Snitchler to Speak at Toastmaster's Open House, January 22nd
Wednesday, Jan 23
05:00 PM MTUSD Board Holding Study Session on January 23rd
Friday, Jan 25
05:30 PM Friday Night Music at Alchemy
Saturday, Jan 26
06:00 PM Song Posse
Tuesday, Jan 29
01:00 PM “Voices of Wisdom” Writing Classes for Seniors 55+
Wednesday, Jan 30
08:30 AM Agritourism Intensive class
Thursday, Jan 31
All Day Agritourism Intensive class

Search Announcements




Log In
Username

Password

Remember Me



Posted by: thepinetree on 12/21/2017 11:40 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 12/27/2017 08:32 AM
Expires: 01/01/2022 12:00 AM
:

What To Do If You Get the Flu? ~ Pharmacist Patrick Crosby of Meadowmont, Twain Harte & Groveland Pharmacies

Arnold, Twain Harte & Groveland, CA...What To Do If You Get the Flu? I’m guessing that the flu isn’t on your top-10 wish list, right? But just in case you get sick this flu season, here’s a list of 10 things you can do to help ease your symptoms—and to stop the flu in its tracks and protect others.






1. Stock up. A few supplies may make it a bit easier to manage the flu. It’s best to have these on hand before you get sick. Otherwise, send a healthy member of your family out on an errand, if you can.
Acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or naproxen for reducing fevers and easing achiness
A thermometer
Cough syrup or cough drops
Saline nose drops or sprays
Drinks such as fruit juices or tea (avoid caffeine)
Easy-to-eat foods such as clear soups, crackers, or applesauce1,2

2. Stay home! The first day you have symptoms, you may be tempted to venture out to work or school. Please don’t! Not only do you need the rest, but this is also when you’re most contagious.1 Try to nap—and read or binge-watch your favorite television episodes.

3. Prevent the spread. In addition to staying home, wash your hands often and cover your cough and sneeze into your sleeve.2

4. Drink fluids, breathe steam. This is a great way to thin your mucus, making it easier to cough up. This may help prevent a lung infection. Using a humidifier (a cool mist) or breathing in steam from a hot shower may also help ease congestion.1

5. Calm your cough. It can be exhausting, I know. Try over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicines—an expectorant helps thin mucus. Do not give a child under age 4 any type of cough medicine. Sucking on lozenges may also help your cough or scratchy throat.1

6. Ease nose woes. You—or your kids—can try saline nose drops or sprays to ease nasal congestion. First, put a few drops into one nostril. Then gently blow the mucus and saline out. Repeat on the other side.1

7. Treat other symptoms. Sure, a fever—along with chills and achiness—is a sign your body is fighting off the virus. But that doesn’t mean you need to suffer in silence. Ask me if you have any questions about which fever reducer to take. But don’t forget: Never give aspirin to someone younger than 19—it can lead to a serious illness.1

8. Ask about antivirals. Your health care provider may advise you to take one. If you do this within 48 hours of when symptoms begin, you have a fighting chance of reducing their impact.1,2

9. Know when to seek medical help. If you or a loved one has any of these symptoms, call the doctor:
Dark urine
Dizziness
Fever of 100 degrees F for 3 or more days
Returning fever or sore throat after feeling better
More serious symptoms require immediate medical care:
Wheezing or shortness of breath
Coughing up blood
Chest pain or pressure
Balance problems or confusion2

10. Talk to me! And of course it goes without saying: If you need guidance about any products—or any questions whatsoever—let me know, and I’ll try to steer you in the right direction.
Nothing herein constitutes medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or is a substitute for professional advice.  You should always seek the advice of your physician or other medical professional if you have questions or concerns about a medical condition.

Sources
1. WebMD: “10 Tips to Ease Flu Symptoms.” Available at: http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/flu-guide/coping-with-flu#1 Accessed 8-31-17.
2. Public Health: “Treatment of Flu.” Available at: https://www.publichealth.va.gov/flu/treatment/ Accessed 8-31-17.



What's Related
These might interest you as well
Photo Albums

Local News

phpws Business Directory

Calendar

RSS News Feeds

Web Pages


Mark Twain Medical Center
Meadowmont Pharmacy
Bank of Stockton
Bear Valley Real Estate
Bear Valley Cross Country
Cedar Creek Realty
Cave, Mine & Zip Lines
Fox Security
Bistro Espresso
Pinnacle Physical Therapy
Chatom Winery
Middleton's Furniture
Bear Valley Mountain Resort
Paul D. Bertini
Premier Properties
High Country Spa & Stove
Calaveras Mentoriing

Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway
Sierra Logging Museum
Jenny's Kitchen

Copyright © The Pine Tree 2005-2018