Since my wife is taking prescription antibiotics, and she got sick two days before I did, this is a good opportunity to see how the vet meds work. I am taking the same medicine, in the same dosage, except that mine is vet medicine. Since the only other medicines we are talking are over the counter, and the same medicine, things should run about the same course.
At the same time, I have put all the ferrets downstairs and put up the baby gate so they can't get upstairs. Ferrets get the same diseases humans do. If I wear plastic gloves when I replenish their feeding station, and don't pick them up, then they should not get this illness at all. Of course the main purpose is to keep them well, but if we have a disease situation, separating the ill people from the well people by floor should work. This is a chance to see if it does.
Anyway, I ate a 13 year old can of beans I found in the store room once to see what it tasted like . Might as well wring some experience out of whatever comes your way.