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What are the treatment options for swine flu?

In most cases, the treatment for swine flu (H1N1 flu) is simple: rest and fluids. This may take several days, and medications can be used to treat specific symptoms during this time. For example, decongestants can be used for nasal congestion while acetaminophen and ibuprofen may be used for fever and aches.

In some cases, your doctor may prescribe an antiviral medication to help shorten the length of time you experience swine flu symptoms, and help you avoid complications such as pneumonia.

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