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Are there alternative treatments for avian flu?

There are no alternative treatment options that have been proven to prevent or limit the duration of any type of influenza, including avian flu (bird flu). Home remedies, such as chicken soup, may help soothe the symptoms of avian flu, such as congestion. Additional rest and adequate amounts of liquids may also help your symptoms improve. However, avian flu is a serious form of influenza and often requires antiviral medications, so make sure you talk to your doctor before using any home treatments.

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