Health experts give advice on how to fight the flu

The flu season seems to be wreaking havoc all over Delmarva. Delaware alone is experiencing their worst flu season in five year and it's not even close to being over.  

According to Delaware's Division of Public Health, prevention is the best way to avoid adding to the list of those with influenza this season.

Things like washing your hands abd using hand sanitizer are key but sometimes you just can't avoid it. 

So if you do find yourself sick, the good news is a lot of people can treat their sickness at home by taking over the counter medicine like Ibuprofen. 

But if you have a sudden onset of high fever, body aches even chills among other symptoms, you may need to take a trip to the doctors. 

"If somebody's having symptoms such as difficulty breathing, that is definitely something they need to get medical help immediately. Things like skin turning blue in color, persistent vomiting and not getting enough fluids, if you aren't urinating regularly. Even if someone's not waking up or interacting normally," explains Dr. Carol Rattay, the Director for Delaware's DPH. 

If you find yourself having difficulty breathing, head to the emergency room but Rattay says try going to the doctor or local clinic for other symptoms since emergency rooms are already jam packed. 

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