Home > Medical > Cold and flu infection > About Flu 02 December 2008 What must I do if I get the flu? Stay in bed and get lots of rest. Flu continues to be contagious for 3-4 days after the symptoms have appeared, so going to work or school is not a good idea. 0 Pin It Ask CyberDoc » Test Do you need vitamin C? » Join Body Talk » Quiz Addicted to pills? » No Flu for you 10 foods to boost your immune system 1. Stay in bed and get lots of rest. 2. Flu continues to be contagious for 3-4 days after the symptoms have appeared, so going to work or school is not a good idea. 3. Take plenty of fluids. 4. Take a painkiller for muscle aches and pains, but do not give aspirin to children under the age of 18. (See Reye's syndrome.) More in Medical Flu: let your body fight back More: Cold and flu infectionAbout Flu advertisement Get a quote Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Fitness How much protein do exercisers need? Lifestyle Blood spatter analysis – how it works Parenting Some parents prefer mobiles to kids at mealtimes Lifestyle Flood warnings for large parts of SA Lifestyle Gases that damage ozone layer found in ice and air Sex Canadian convicted for sabotaging condoms From our sponsors Recovery after exercise is an essential part of any workout What is Metabolic Syndrome? Could you have it? Eyecare for computer users Treet-It Anti-Lice aiding schools in the prevention of Head Lice Live healthier Beware of the danger! » Asthma danger zones 13 danger zones Teen dangers 21 dangerous things people do Here are 21 things people do without thinking. But they are dangerous, and could kill you or the people around you. Preventing HIV » Male screening tests HIV protective shots HIV vaccine Vaginal ring to prevent pregnancy, HIV and herpes A new vaginal ring, similar to existing birth control rings, promises to provide months of protection against pregnancy, HIV and herpes.