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? » Know your symptoms Top 10 foods with vitamin C 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 Selfmed - the one with the apple Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare Medihelp - quality, affordable medical scheme cover Frank.Net - save on life insurance! 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 Diet and nutrition Eating disorders on the rise Lifestyle Mbuli died of pulmonary embolism Medical Sugar injections ease knee arthritis pain Medical Computer may predict infectious influenza Medical Global Aids programme looks ahead Medical Extra vitamin D may ease crohn's symptoms From our sponsors There are more than 200 different viruses which can cause a cold A clinically proven skin care range is now available Medihelp’s regional information sessions Superior comfort and support Live healthier Be vitamin-smart » A-Z of vitamins What is vitamin C? Ask the expert Why we need vitamin D Even in a country with an abundance of sunlight you might have a vitamin D deficiency. Here's why. Beat acne » Stars with scars Acne tips Skincare Myths about acne Through the ages, there have been many myths about acne. We list the myths and give you the facts.