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Whilst the influenza virus can result in symptoms of varying extremes, there is absolutely no reason to put up with the discomfort for prolonged periods of time. With effective flu treatment, you can get back to full health and your normal life as quickly as possible.
Influenza, or flu as it is more commonly known, is a virus that affects the lungs and upper airways. This can result in a heightened temperature, shivering, headaches, and discomfort throughout the body, as well as the symptoms of a cold such as a blocked or runny nose, sore throat and coughing or sneezing.
There are many strains of the influenza virus, which vary in severity. Recently, with well-publicised outbreaks of bird and swine flu, people have become increasingly aware of just how serious the illness can be. The illness can also have a devastating impact on people with underlying health conditions, making it preferable for them to seek effective flu treatment as a preventative measure.
Depending on the severity of symptoms, there are a variety of suggested treatment options for influenza.
For severe cases, the best known influenza treatment is Tamiflu, which can be used by adults and children over the age of 12 months. Tamiflu is a fast-acting medicine that helps the body to combat the influenza virus and ensures a rapid recovery.
The influenza virus is easily passed on by people coughing or sneezing, making it one of the most commonly contracted illnesses in the world. In the UK, seasonal flu is most common with outbreaks occurring during the months of October to April. Whilst most flu sufferers will be able to naturally defeat the virus, taking an influenza medication helps to speed up recovery.
Many of the most common flu symptoms come as part of the body’s natural attempt to fight off the infection. These symptoms may include:
Given the similarity of certain symptoms, it can be hard to ascertain if a patient is suffering from the common cold or the influenza virus. Generally, flu is more serious than a cold and symptoms will be more pronounced and develop more quickly.
The most distinctive symptoms of flu are aching muscles and extreme lethargy, as well as a cough that presents itself very quickly. These symptoms will last for up to 7-10 days, although this can be reduced with a good prescription flu treatment.
A cold, on the other hand, usually features a sore throat and runny or blocked nose, which occurs gradually over a day or so. A common cold will usually last for 4-7 days and can be effectively treated with over the counter medications.
Prescription2Home offers a safe and reliable service, run by UK registered doctors and pharmacists, to provide consultations that may lead to a private prescription for Influenza treatments.
At Prescription2Home you can take an online consultation that, if approved by our doctors, will lead to a private prescription. Our doctors will review your consultation responses to ensure that your chosen treatment is right, and safe, for you. On approval, we send the approved prescription electronically to our partner Pharmacy for dispensing and fulfilment. Prescriptions sent electronically to the Pharmacy before 3.30pm on working days can be despatched direct to your home for next day delivery.
You may review information on Tamiflu by clicking on the treatment images on this page. If you require any advice or clarification from our doctors, please leave your questions here, and one of our doctors will respond shortly.
When you have considered the full range of influenza treatment options and think you know which treatment is most appropriate, please select the preferred treatment and progress to the online consultation.
Available in a 75mg tablet form, Tamiflu is the most popular medicine for treating the influenza virus, also known as flu. The tablet is also used as a preventative measure in people who are at risk of having contracted the virus. Today, people classed as at high risk of contracting the flu virus or with underlying health conditions that make the virus potentially very serious can take this medicine as a preventative measure.