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:

Take a steamy shower. Steaming up your bathroom or taking a steamy shower can help moisturize your nasal passages. “This can help clear out mucus in your nose and throat,” Schachter says. If you are lightheaded or feel weak from flu symptoms, sit while steaming.