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Keep a record of fever, other symptoms, and medications given.

Get plenty of rest and drink clear fluids. Clear fluids include water, broth, sports drinks, and electrolyte beverages for infants.

Talk to your healthcare provider about a diabetic sick day plan.

If you have been vomiting, wait four hours after vomiting stops to try eating. Eat small amounts of easily digested foods, such as rice, toast, Jell-O, bananas, and apple sauce. Sip fluids.

Read the ingredients and follow the directions on medications to relieve sore throat, stuffy nose, cough, fever, aches, nausea, and diarrhea.

Do not give aspirin to children under age of 19; use acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) as directed.

For more information, please see Prepare for Home Care: Adult Comfort During Pandemic Influenza and Prepare for Home Care: Child Comfort During Pandemic Influenza.

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