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can you get reinfected with the flu if it is in the house

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Very unlikely: If it's the same virus, you should have created an immune response to it, that will protect you from this 'strain'. If, however, it's a different viru ... Read More

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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
The Flu: If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain reliever ... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
I just love...: ...Helpful school notes. First of all, if you haven't already, get a flu shot or, if appropriate, nasal flu vaccine. If you already have, the protecti ... Read More
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A 7-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Kids: The correct thing to do is to let the teachers know what is happening with your kids and then take the kids to the doctor. I applaud you for knowing t ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: The public Healthtap site is an information provider to the general public.It does not offer or provide diagnosis or treatment to specific patients, f ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
27 years experience Pediatrics
No: It's too late to get the flu shot if you already had the flu, not if you or people close to you are "already sick." too many people think getting a f ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Influenza: It usually takes about two weeks for the Flu shot to provide you with protection. But antivirals (Tamiflu, Relenza, (zanamivir) Flumadine) may be pre ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
You can still: get a flu shot.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Health Tap: It would be better here to list his symptoms rather than a presumed diagnosis. It is the symptoms that will help us advise you.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Wash your hands: Although showering may provide some benefits, you get flu by inhaling the virus or planting it in your mouth from contaminated fingers. Frequent hand ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes! However...: First, the flu shot really doesn't work that well! it's certainly possible to get the flu after getting a flu shot- it offers partial protection again ... Read More
A 2-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
YES: I almost lost a 3 yo to flu related pneumonia last year.During flu season even a simple visit to the market or church is enough to get it. Many people ... Read More

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