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Health Information For Teens
I think I have the flu. How long should I stay home from school? – Bret*
Staying home as soon as you notice flu symptoms is the best way to stop the flu from spreading. It’s also best for your health: Resting might help you recover faster.
People who have any type of flu should stay home until at least 24 hours after their fever has gone away on its own (without the help of fever-reducing medicines). Of course, if you still don’t feel better even after your fever is gone, you’ll want to keep resting until you do.
If it seems like you’re taking a long time to get well, or if you’re having trouble breathing, call your doctor.
*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.
Get the basics on how flu spreads and how to protect yourself.
Every year from October to May, millions of people across the United States come down with the flu. Get the facts on the flu – including how to avoid it.
Get tips for fending off the flu in this article for teens.
Doctors recommend that all teens get vaccinated against the flu. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be a shot. Here are the facts on flu vaccines.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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