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How long does it take to develop symptoms of the flu

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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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
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 17 years experience
Typically no: If you are just getting the symptoms of the flu, then Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is still indicated within the first two days, which has been shown to be b... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Should be fine: You can take your usual pain meds with a virus infection. Your pain symptoms may worsen until you get over the illness though.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 48 years experience
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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your OB: See your OB immediately. Flu in pregnancy can be very serious. Don't delay diagnosis by trying over the counter meds first. Be safe and feel better fa... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prithvi Sawh
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Contagious: Your child is considered contagious up to 3 - 4 days after he/she is without fever and body aches. Since the flu is viral no antibiotics will work. Ta... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
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
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Possible side effect: While the use of topical Aldara (imiquimod) is not typically associated with "systemic" side effects, review of the manufacturer packaging suggests th... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Speak with Doctor: You cannot be forced to take the flu shot. Though it is much safer to be vaccinated against influenza than to contract this deadly virus, you can spea... Read More

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