Caring for Someone with the Flu

Keep your loved one comfortable and follow the recommendations of his or her health care provider. Keep others in the home healthy by washing hands and household surfaces frequently. Ensure that all medications are taken as directed. Keep your loved one in a separate space from other members of the household. Everyone in the home, including the sick person, should clean their hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub frequently. GET IMMEDIATE MEDICAL CARE IF YOUR LOVED ONE EXPERIENCES: Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath Purple or blue discoloration of the lips Pain or pressure in […]