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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Sick for a week: Nobody really knows when one person stops being contagious with influenza (with or without Tamiflu treatment). One week out from the start of the illn ... Read More

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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mihaela Marin
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Supportive meajures: Hydration, rest, vitamins. There is also a homeopathic medication named ENGYSTOL that will increase your immune response to the virus. Is OTC.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Stomach flu: is caused by a virus, like norovirus. But in an RCFE I'd also be worried about the bacteria C. difficile. It can be prevented with careful and frequ ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Could be: We do not usually draw any conclusions when the menstrual cycle is just a few days shorter than usual especially during the middle of a major illness. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Resolution: It may take 6 to 10 days for the flu to resolve.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Average: It may take 6 to 10 days for the flu to resolve.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
Specializes in
Common cold : We are going through a flu season as we always do this time of the year. This could be normal every day common cold but you cannot rule out other illn ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Variable: We have reason to believe that one or more "stress factors" like flu and even vaccination can tip the balance of genetic risk. The symptoms are very ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Same symptoms: You can't tell based on symptoms. All can cause fever, cough, headache, and often myalgia (muscle aching). Colds more often have nasal congestion and ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
1 to 2 days usually: The flu shot has inactivated virus- so it will not infect you with the flu. If you have reactions to the shot they usually resolve within one to two d ... Read More

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