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 Bestmed - offering you quality healthcare and freedom of choice Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare Medihelp - quality, affordable medical scheme cover 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 Lifestyle Viagra may ease period pain Mental health Better to focus on time than money Medical Contact lenses may soon dispense drugs Lifestyle Smoking cessation drugs OK for heart Lifestyle Early puberty in girls linked to bad behaviour Fitness Exercise gives dementia sufferers a boost From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life. Live healthier Grief » Phases of grief Culture and grief Grieving in holidays How do you deal with grief? There is no right way of coping with death. The way a person grieves depends on the personality of that person and the relationship with the person who has died. Weight loss » Healthy snacking Weight and heart Texting and weight 10 tips to lose weight Need to shed some weight? Get rid of those extra kilos for good with these 10 expert weight loss tips, compiled by Health24's DietDoc, Dr Ingrid van Heerden.