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  1. Arti says:

    Most otherwise healthy people will recover from the flu without complications, but if you fall into one of the “underlying condition” categories, you should stay in touch with your doctor. Unfortunately, there’s no real shortcut around the flu: yes, you can take care of yourself (and pop a bunch of OTC meds), but nothing is going to totally cure your illness—but you can help relieve (or shorten) your symptoms: "Hydration, rest, and Tamiflu can shorten the duration of the flu," says Dr. Thompson, "and OTC pain relievers or decongestants may lessen the severity—but you’ll still be sick for about 7 to 10 days.

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