Flu Treatment in Ashburn, VA

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There are different doctors who can treat the flu. You might visit an urgent care, general provider or your family doctor.

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Danielle Desroches, NP

  • Family medicine
  • "Provider on time and discussed medical history before refilling established prescription"
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Binta Bojang, NP

  • Urgent care
  • Available today

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Dr. Chinedu Okeke, MD

  • Adult health
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS
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Edward Poindexter, FNP-BC, FAANP

  • Family medicine
  • "Very professional"
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Ola Onabanjo, FNP-BC

  • Urgent care
  • "Dr. Ola was AWESOME and very informative with great medical advice. Thanks so much for having this remarkable physician on your team."
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Dawn Drewes, APRN

  • Urgent care
  • "... quick, straight forward, got antibiotics and feel more at peace"
  • Available tomorrow
  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Susmitha Dande, MD

  • Internal medicine
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Mitchell Kohl, MD

  • Family medicine
  • "Best experience I ever had with my doctor."
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Amol Malankar, DO

  • Family medicine
  • "Dr. Amol Malankar was an excellent physician who was efficient, empathetic and very patient. He will be my go to doctor if I use sesame again. He deserves the highest compliments for his care."
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  • $5 MEDS

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Elizabeth Johnston, APRN

  • Family medicine
  • "... the provider I saw was extremely understanding, compassionate and helpful."
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  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Mohammad Khan, MD

  • Internal medicine
  • "The appointment was for my 85 year old mother and it went really well. The doctor was attentive to my mom and listened to me when needed. Sesame made it easy for my mom (who was visiting me) to see a doctor! Thanks!"
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Simeon Osemota, MD

  • Family medicine
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Yaw Otchere-Boateng, MD

  • Internal medicine
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Monika Patel, MD

  • Internal medicine
  • Available tomorrow
  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Oti Otubu-Scipio, MD

  • Family medicine
  • $5 MEDS

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Family medicine nurse

  • Baltimore, MD 21230
  • Male
  • 4.7
  • Scheduled by Sesame

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Internal medicine doctor

  • Falls Church, VA 22044
  • Female
  • 4.8
  • Scheduled by Sesame

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Internal medicine doctor

  • Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Female
  • 3.5
  • Scheduled by Sesame

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Family medicine doctor

  • Inwood, WV 25428
  • Female
  • 4.2
  • Scheduled by Sesame

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Family medicine doctor

  • Charles Town, WV 25414
  • Male
  • 5
  • Scheduled by Sesame

About flu

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The flu (or influenza) is a viral infection of the respiratory system (namely your nose, throat, and lungs). Influenza is highly contagious and is commonly passed from person to person most frequently in the months between October and May. According to the CDC, the flu is primarily spread through tiny droplets that are produced when someone talks, sneezes, or coughs. Flu symptoms tend to come on suddenly and are usually more severe than those of a common cold. Common symptoms of the flu include:

  • Fever
  • Body aches
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Chills or sweating
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children than adults)

According to the CDC, nearly 8% of the population will be infected by the influenza virus every year, with children and adults over the age of 65 getting sick from the virus most frequently.

Most cases of the flu aren’t serious and will go away after a week or two with self-care treatment. Some people are more at risk for complications caused by the flu. For older adults, people with weakened immune systems, children, or people with underlying medical conditions the flu can cause serious complications such as pneumonia. To prevent the spread of the flu, and for more manageable symptoms, the CDC recommends receiving an annual flu vaccine. These vaccinations provide protection from several different types of the influenza virus.

If you have questions about the seasonal flu vaccine or want to know how to receive the vaccine, talk to your doctor. If you are sick, stay home until symptoms have disappeared. Practice good hygiene and social distancing during peak flu season to prevent the virus from spreading.

Treatment Options

Most cases of the flu require bed rest and self-care as treatment. Because the flu is a viral infection, antibiotics will do nothing to speed up recovery. Below is a list of treatment options that can reduce the symptoms of the flu while you wait for the illness to pass. During your appointment, talk to your health care provider about what treatment plan is right for you.

If you are sick, stay home and book a virtual visit with a doctor or health care provider. This will help prevent the virus from spreading.

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