22/11/2013 08:02 GMT | Updated 25/01/2014 16:01 GMT

Flu Masks, Vibrators & Carbolic Smoke Balls: A History Of Quaint Remedies (PICTURES)

Tis the season to douse yourself in Lemsip, invest in Kleenex shares and affix your wrist to your clammy forehead in a permanent gesture of despair.

Yes, it's flu season - a time of high temperatures, headaches, sore throats and generally feeling dreadful.

Some of the HuffPost UK team will be getting flu shots next week but we'll be sparing a thought for how the denizens of yesteryear coped...

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