What to Do If You Get the Flu
If you get sick with flu symptoms, you should:
- Call your doctor to talk about treatment options, especially if you have a high risk of flu complications or are very sick. Your doctor may want to treat you over the phone so that you can stay home and avoid contact with others.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. If you don’t have soap and water, use hand sanitizer that contains alcohol.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. If you can, cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow to avoid spreading germs.
- Clean commonly used surfaces and items that may be contaminated with flu germs.
- Before returning to work or other activities, make sure you’re fever-free for at least 24 hours.
- Call our 24/7 Nurse Care Line at 1-888-247-BLUE (2583) to talk to a registered nurse, at no additional cost. They’ll guide you through your next steps for care.
High-risk groups, including pregnant women, should seek prompt medical attention if they have been exposed to or have developed the flu.
NOTE: This information is being provided for educational purposes only and shouldn't be considered medical advice. Please consult your doctor for medical advice.