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Self-Medication

There’s nothing good about having the flu. Make it slightly more tolerable with comforts and remedies.


The Best Bet
Achoo! If you’re a sniffling mess with a temperature over 103 degrees, you’ve probably got the flu and you’re contagious, so stay at home. (To avoid squandering sick days on a bona fide illness, get a flu shotit needs two weeks to take effect, and peak flu season is almost upon us.) Your doctor can prescribe Tamiflu, which should zap the virus within the first 48 hours of symptoms. A big bowl of chicken soup also helps. But whether you’re sweating or shivering, it’s important to stay warm. Scandia Down’s Provence all-season comforter is covered with a 400-thread-count cotton-blend fabric, and filled with warming large-cluster Hungarian goose down. It may not heal you, but it will certainly soothe ($475 to $725 at Nancy Koltes at Home, 31 Spring St., nr. Mott; 212-219-2271).


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