If you or a family member are feeling unwell, have a cold or flu and you haven’t been prescribed antibiotics, there are some effective self-care ways to help you feel better such as:
- asking your pharmacist to recommend medicines to help with symptoms or pain
- getting plenty of rest
- making sure you or your child drink enough to avoid feeling thirsty
Fever is a sign the body is fighting the infection and usually gets better by itself in most cases. You can use paracetamol if you or your child are uncomfortable as a result of a fever.
If you have a cold or flu, make sure to use a tissue for your nose and wash your hands frequently to avoid spreading your infection to family and friends.