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how long do you have a fever with the flu

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Up to 5 days,: But other factors (cough, weakness, dehydration) are more important than height or duration of the fever.

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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
5-7d: Usually 5-7 days. But it depends on your treatment, native immune competence and underlying complicating factors ...smoking,COPD,DM.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: Virus sheding in influenza begins 1 day before the start of symptoms and then continues for about 8 days after the start of symptoms. This would be ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me help: The period when an infected person is contagious depends on the age and health of the person. Studies show that most healthy adults may be able to inf ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Flu...: with the flu, the fever can last for a few days. The maximum dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen) is 3 grams (or 3000mg) in 24 hours. Be careful not to exc ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
It can last longer: than 5 days. I am not sure if your child was tested or if the diagnosis was made on clinical grounds. She sounds like she is putting up a good fight a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Flu incubation: Most people who have been exposed to the influenza virus will start showing symptoms in 1-4 days, with 2 days being the most common time of onset.
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience Orthodontics
Shortens duration: A flu shot may not have been the one for the strain of virus you have. Taking tamiflu (oseltamivir) before can ward of the flu, and if taken right awa ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Hamid
8 years experience Dentistry
May be another week: For all the symptoms to disappear completely including the cough, .
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Froude
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Flu is bad: Influenza this year and most years is a very nasty experience and it lasts five to ten days. Any infection may be followed by a period of convalescen ... Read More
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