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Flu Treatment Online

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OVERVIEW

Feeling under the weather with flu-like symptoms? You’re not alone. In fact, the influenza virus types infect millions of people each year. Fortunately, MyInstantMD offers a convenient solution for online flu treatment from the comfort of your own home.

Receive the care you need without the hassle of waiting rooms or exposure to other illnesses.

Get personalized care from our board certified doctors and start feeling better today with our user-friendly platform.

Available in 50 states. No insurance needed.

Flu Causes

The flu is a non-specific cluster of symptoms that can be caused by several viruses causing “flu-like” symptoms. Typically, a true case of the flu is caused by either the influenza A or B virus. 

Flu Symptoms

Flu symptoms typically include fever, chills, body aches, and fatigue. Many people experience a cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, and headaches. Some may also have vomiting and diarrhea, especially in children. Classically, influenza A virus may cause more respiratory symptoms while influenza B virus may cause more GI related symptoms. However, a mix of symptoms can be caused by either viral type.

Most flu symptoms come on suddenly and can be severe. They usually last for a few days to two weeks. If your symptoms persist or worsen, contact a healthcare provider through MyInstantMD’s online platform for personalized treatment and advice.

Recommendations for further influenza evaluation or treatments when necessary

Flu symptoms can range from mild to severe. Seek medical attention if you experience high fever, difficulty breathing, persistent vomiting,  confusion, or other severe symptoms. These warning signs may indicate a more serious illness that requires prompt treatment.

Certain groups, such as young children, older adults, pregnant women, and people with chronic medical conditions like asthma or heart disease, are at higher risk for flu complications.

If you belong to one of these vulnerable populations and develop flu symptoms, consult a healthcare professional without delay to prevent potential complications and ensure a speedy recovery.

There are various overlapping symptoms with Covid-19 so it may be helpful to check an at home Covid-19 test to rule out that possibility. 

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Prescription Medication

The mainstay of treatments involve over the counter antiviral medicines but there are some prescription medications that can provide relief.

The nasal steroid spray fluticasone/Flonase is available over the counter or by prescription. It can help to reduce the inflammation in the nasal passages that leads to mucus production. 

The prescription cough medication Benzonatate can be prescribed for ongoing cough symptoms especially with coughing episodes at night interfering with proper sleep. This medication effectively “numbs” the cough receptors in the upper airway leading to cough suppression. 

The bronchodilator inhaler Albuterol can be prescribed for cases where there may be ongoing cough along with wheezing. 

It should be noted that antibiotics are not indicated for treatment of the flu or other upper respiratory tract infections. This is due to these conditions being caused by a viral infection and antibiotics are not effective against viruses. The only proper use of antibiotics is to treat bacterial infections. 

Antiviral medications may be considered within the first 48 of symptom onset for greatest benefit. Options include oral oseltamivir (Tamiflu), inhaled zanamivir, or oral baloxavir. The net benefit of these medications for mild to moderate cases of the flu may be hastening recovery up to 24 hours sooner than with symptomatic treatment alone. 

If symptoms include nausea or vomiting then anti-nausea medications, also called anti-emetics, such as ondansetron may be prescribed.

Benefits of Online Treatment

At MyInstantMD, we understand the importance of convenient access to quality healthcare for flu treatment. Our team of experienced, board-certified doctors is dedicated to providing personalized care through our secure, easy-to-use online platform.

This service provides patients with access to board-certified family medicine doctors who have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating a wide range of health conditions, including influenza.

These  highly qualified medical professionals are committed to delivering top-quality care through virtual consultations, ensuring that patients receive accurate diagnoses and effective treatment plans tailored to their individual needs.

By connecting with board-certified doctors, patients can trust that they are receiving expert advice and guidance from healthcare providers who adhere to the highest standards of medical practice.

Available in 50 states. No insurance needed.

Over the Counter Medications and Self-Care Tips

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Most cases of the flu (influenza) will resolve over several days. However, there are several treatments that can help reduce the symptoms and hasten recovery. 

It is very important to focus on maintaining hydration and getting quality sleep. Avoid any sugary foods as these can inhibit the action of your immune cells and delay recovery. 

Vitamin supplementation can help to boost the immune cell response to the virus. Taking Vitamin C up to 1000 mg daily in addition to Vitamin D3 2,000 IU daily can be very beneficial during common cold episodes. 

In addition, Zinc gluconate can be taken up to 40mg daily. This helps to reduce the viral replication so your immune cells can get control of the infection faster. 

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Available in 50 states. No insurance needed.

Convenience and Accessibility

Online influenza treatment offers unparalleled convenience and accessibility. With just a few taps on your smartphone or clicks on your computer, you can connect with a licensed healthcare provider from the comfort of your own home, anytime. 

No more waiting in crowded waiting rooms or taking time off work for appointments. Our telehealth platform makes it easy for you to get the care you need, when you need it, without the hassle of traditional office visits.

MyInstantMD’s user-friendly interface and secure online portal ensures that your personal health information is protected while you receive high-quality care. Our board-certified doctors are experienced in how to treat flu symptoms and can provide personalized treatment plans, including prescription medications if necessary.

We’ll consider factors like the severity of your influenza symptoms, age, and medical history to recommend the most effective medications, such as mucolytics, nasal decongestant sprays, antihistamines, cough suppressants, anti-nausea medications or antiviral medications. . 

We understand that dealing with the flu can be frustrating and emotionally challenging, which is why we prioritize convenience and confidentiality throughout the entire process. Our secure online portal allows you to easily message your doctor with questions or concerns within 24 hours of you receiving your treatment.

Available Treatment Options

At MyInstantMD, we offer online consultations for flu symptoms with Board-certified doctors who have experience treating influenza infections. Our medical professionals will create personalized treatment plans for your symptoms that may include nasal sprays, antihistamines, anti-inflammatory medications, prescription cough medications, or antiviral medications. These will all be focused to relieve symptoms and to hasten recovery. 

Avoiding exposure to other illnesses

Online flu treatment reduces your risk of catching other illnesses. Waiting rooms can expose you to germs from sick patients. Telehealth lets you get care from home.

Protect your health and get started now to experience relief without leaving your couch.

Available in 50 states. No insurance needed.

Fast and secure Telehealth platform

Our telehealth platform is fast and secure. It only takes about 5 minutes to complete our online questionnaire for our providers to review and send you a personalized treatment plan.

We use HIPAA-compliant technology to protect your personal health information. 

This ensures only authorized individuals can view sensitive medical details. You can feel confident your privacy is safeguarded when using our platform.

Get Started Today

Ready to start feeling better? Get started now with MyInstantMD and get the relief you need from your flu symptoms. Our secure telehealth platform makes it easy to connect with a board-certified doctor who can provide personalized treatment options tailored to your needs.

Available in 50 states. No insurance needed.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Severe flu symptoms include nausea, vomiting, body aches, runny nose, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, and respiratory illnesses caused by flu viruses. These are different from symptoms of the common cold or COVID-19.

Yes, you can get flu treatments online through our MYInstantMD service.

People with diabetes, lung disease, HIV/AIDS and other disorders are at higher risk for flu complications due to a weakened immune system. Get a flu shot, especially if you have Medicare Part B or Medicaid.

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Get your annual flu shots which protect against influenza A and other strains. Avoid close contact with anyone showing flu symptoms.

While most antiviral medications require a prescription, you can get flu vaccines like nasal sprays at many pharmacies without one. Remember, antibiotics don’t work against viral infections like flu or the common cold. Don’t take antibiotics for the flu unless prescribed by a doctor for a secondary bacterial infection.

Contact us with any questions