2.Do doctors usually run blood work tests or give you any kind of injections when they diagnose you with the flu?
The reason I ask is because my health insurance covers the visit after a co-pay but only covers 70% of any x rays, injections, or lab work. Like I said above,I can't remember the last time I had the flu so I'd like to know what I'm getting myself into money wise before I make my appt.
Thanks in advance.
3. I forgot to ask... does a person absolutely HAVE TO go to the doctor if they have the flu? Is there really anything a doctor can/will do other than tell me to get lots of rest and drink lots of fluids? I hate going to the doctor for many reasons and if I can fight this at home on my own I'd rather do that.