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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
3-5 days: The Tamiflu (oseltamivir) will shorten the course of the flu, but it must be taken soon after the onset of symptoms. You were just the at the border l ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
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56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: GB can occur (although rarely)with a viral infection. Neurologic effects are not expected however. If you do have a neurologic issue you need to consu ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
Longer: Babies and flu is not a good combination. They have a very immature immune system and can have a higher rate of complications. It usually take longer ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
2-5 days: Influenza treatment is 5 days of tamiflu or relenza (zanamivir). Influenza usually lasts 7-10 days so you should be better 2 to 5 days after completi ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Acetaminophen: He may take acetaminophen to reduce the fever, should drink plenty of water,and fruit juice to stay hydrated. If the fever does not abate in a day or ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Get checked: The flu is dangerous for pregnant women, and unfortunately it look like this year's flu shot is not effective against the strain we are seeing. If you ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe contagious: 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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience Internal Medicine
See a doctor: Tarry stools can be a sign of bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract."flu" is actually a respiratory illness with fevers, sneezing and cough". This so ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Daniel Cabot
21 years experience Family Medicine
It depends : It depends On things like your specific anatomy (how vertical your Eustachian tube is), how hydrated you are , other medications you are taking, etc. ... Read More

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