The Flu 2
If you do manage to find yourself laid out with the flu, Houchin says you can expect to be out of action for at least several days. She adds that it’s vitally important to make sure you’re completely recovered before going out in public again. If you suspect you’ve got the flu, you can be tested to make sure. There are also anti-viral treatments that can shorten the time you suffer by as much as a day or two. The catch is that practically all of those treatments need to be started within the first 48 hours of your illness. If you wait longer than that, they just won’t be effective.