calpol, lots of fluid, maybe steam in their room with a little olbas oil in it, bit of vicks on their chest, put a pillow under their mattress to lift it up a bit. Ibuprofen if they aren't asthmatic maybe?
Have they seen a doc or have you been online to do the dreaded swine flu questionairre? We've had swine flu here and one of my little girls was unlucky and ended up having to have a course of steroids and inhaler for her breathing but think she was unlucky, she's much better now x
Ibuprofen to lower his temp, alternate with Calpol so he has something every few hours...Ive always found nurofen kids to be much more effective for fever, for longer.
For cough...you could give him Medised at night instead of Calpol, given that he's over 6...or if you have a humidifier, that might help. Some people say honey, though I usually find it makes me cough harder - depends on the individual I think.
my girls had it with temperature etc for around 5 days and just left with a nasty cough. I'd been so worried for them and tired from midnight trip to A&E etc got a bit run down and it knocked me off my feet, tried to soldier on as normal but it got the better of me and have been in bed since Friday with the SF and a secondary infection, fluid on lung. Think finally starting to feel better!
On plus side kids have been out cycling today with husband wouldn't believe they were the same poorly children we had here this time last week, just left with a nasty cough really other wise fine.
oh no poor you sounds like it may have got you too, try and rest if at all possible I did too much and got really poorly my Mum went to bed and got up 4 days later right as rain, hows the litte guy? Are you going to get some tamiflu?x