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 Medical Aspirin benefits only some colorectal cancer patients Mental health Surgery not the answer for brain abnormality Medical Shortage of chemo drugs at Joburg hospital Medical Popular hair treatment linked to cancer Parenting Size of foetus affects stillbirth risk Lifestyle Climate data could help Tanzania curb malaria From our sponsors Momentum Health OatWell Dual Cross Is being overweight or obese dangerous? Tips to keep your immunity strong this winter Smile your way to better health Live healthier Strenghten your immunity » Keep your immunity strong Immune system boosters Boost your family's immunity 5 immune boosters in your kitchen You don’t need a handful of vitamins and supplements to keep your body healthy, check out these five immune boosting foods you probably already have in your kitchen. Laugh a little » Eat yourself happy Laugh more and live longer Laughing yoga the best medicine The healing power of laughter A good chuckle doesn't only make you feel happy for a moment, it's beneficial to your health too.