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Swine Flu (cont.)

Self-Care at Home

People who are suspected of having novel H1N1 or H3N2v (swine) influenza should stay home from work and not go into the community, including attending school or going to work. The CDC recommends that people with influenza-like illness remain at home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever.

Over-the-counter medicines like ibuprofen (Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) may be used to reduce fever or aches. Aspirin or aspirin-containing products should not be given to children 18 years of age or younger, due to the risk of liver damage (Reye's syndrome). Always follow the package directions for any over-the-counter cold or flu remedy.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/25/2013

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