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Flu recovery time

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Comfort: The fever likely will not affect the course of your flu and thus whether you need to reduce the fever or not depends on your comfort level. If the fl... Read More

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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Trinidad
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
Yes: But usually reinfection is a bacterial secondary infection rather than a recurrence of the original virus.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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YES: Immunosuppression and subsequent viral flu infection could be a dangerous issue. Fortunately, we have excellent medication to treat these issues.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
For colds: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Doubtful: Not that I am aware of. Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drop... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No Real Evidence: But i believe that stressing your body while sick only retards the healing process, by diverting energy from healing.But no proof.
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Pretorius
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Chronic cough: It could be a post-infective inflammatory cough. Your doctor could prescribe a short course of inhaled steroids.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Need full info: Please give more detail to what YOU MEAN by stomach flu. If truly a VIRAL infection then, pretty much you don't decide when it resolves....IT DOES...b... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Not likely: If you have the flu, a multivitamin that you take daily will not be very likely to make it go away faster. But the fact that you have been taking it f... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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This isn't normal: under any circumstances. Perhaps you haven't really had a "meningitis recovery." Perhaps there's another source of infection or inflammation. Perhap... Read More

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