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Could you please supply a little more background information.Age, Sex, Occupation, Do you have children? Other medical conditions?
Make sure you take the flu vaccines EVERY YEAR as this seems to be a regular problem with you. Of course, the flu vaccines only cover a few strains of the flu, but it should help.
Wash your hands regularly. Gloves?
Have you tried antivirals? newbielink:http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/antivirals/summary-clinicians.htm [nonactive]They apparently do help reduce the duration of the symptoms somewhat.
You also didn't mention the use of:decongestants, expectorants, antihistamines. Talk to your doctor about what would help keep the nasal passages open.
Have you ever had lab tests to confirm the flu (Influenza A/B)?
Antibiotics are a tricky subject. If you truly have the flu, caused by a virus, an antibiotic will be ineffective. However, there is also risk of a secondary bacterial infection with sinusitis and bronchitis.
There is also a surgery that can help with sinusitis in some patients. If sinusitis is a major debilitating portion of your illness, you may discuss the surgery with your physician.
Although I would have predicted that your child would have been a little older.
Wash your hands frequently. Certainly before every meal, when using the restroom, and perhaps during any "break" at school.
As far as antibiotic resistance, make sure you finish the full course of the medications. I'm not sure if the risk of developing resistance is in the individuals or the community. Resistance certainly is an issue, but use them if they are necessary. Perhaps only if you already have a bad bronchial or sinus infection, but not for "prevention".