Cold & Flu Prevention Center

30-Day Cold- and Flu-Prevention Calendar

Achoo! Follow these tips to boost your chance of staying healthy during cold and flu season—or at least minimizing your downtime if you don’t.
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Consider aspirin or ibuprofen

If you start to experience flu-like symptoms, especially if you're feeling achy, you can try taking aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil), or acetaminophen (Tylenol). However, don't combine these with other over-the-counter remedies, which often already contain the pain relievers. And aspirin should never be taken by people under 20 due to the risk of Reye's syndrome.