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Alternate your meds.

If you do end up catching the flu, talk to your doctor about alternating ibuprofen and acetaminophen every four to six hours to help lower your fever and reduce aching. While both types of pills have more or less similar effects, they act in different ways in the body. Think of it as a one-two punch attacking your symptoms from multiple angles so you can feel better faster.

Mehmet Oz, MD, is the host of The Dr. Oz Show (weekdays; check local listings).