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Doctor Recommends Over-the-Counter Product for Flu

YAKIMA, Wash. - Doctor Jeffrey Reynolds says the flu has officially hit the Yakima Valley.  He's treated three confirmed cases so far.

"When i walk into a room, and they're laying down huddled in a ball, it's probably the flu." he says.

Dr. Reynolds has the usual advice, "Stay indoors, get plenty of fluids and rest."  But he also recommends a new over-the-counter medicine, Mucinex D.  He says it'll help clear up what he calls the "gunk" in your head and chest, caused by the influenza virus.

Tamiflu is another option, but Reynolds say you need to take it within a few days of when you first feel sick.  Because the flu starts out feeling like a cold, you may not catch it in time.