How do medications treat influenza type B?

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Some medications treat the symptoms of influenza (flu) virus B, for example, decongestants can be used to reduce nasal congestion while acetaminophen and ibuprofen may be used to soothe the fever and body aches common to influenza virus B. Antiviral medications, on the other hand, actually attack the virus itself, stopping it from growing.

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