Flu is an infectious viral infection, which occurs mainly in the winter. For most people flu is self limiting and if you allow yourself time to rest in bed symptoms don't usually last for more than a week. However, for some people they can be left feeling quite debilitated for some time afterwards and the elderly and vulnerable are also more at risk of complications following flu.
It is important for those more at risk to seek professional help from their GP or other Health Practitioner and always seek further professional advice if you feel seriously unwell.
There are some common sense measures you can take to try and help stay healthy in the winter months.
Most Homeopaths feel that your protection against ill health comes from looking after your health by taking some common sense preventative measures as well as constitutional treatment from a qualified Homeopath. If you do fall ill with flu your Homeopath can prescribe a number of different remedies, which can help with the recovery and which will also help prevent complications.