Everydayhealth.com offers this tip to combat the flu:

Getting an annual flu shot in advance of flu season can go a long way toward protecting yourself and your family from getting the flu, and antiviral drugs can help lessen its impact if you do get sick, although you’ll need to get a prescription from your doctor. You may also consider trying some of these natural flu remedies at home to help you get well:

Drink up. “If you have a fever, you are at risk for dehydration, so it’s important to make sure you’re drinking enough fluids,” says Dana Simpler, MD, a primary care doctor at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. Warm beverages like hot tea can be especially soothing for flu symptoms.