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how long does the flu last in teenagers

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Dretler
42 years experience Infectious Disease
Fever, cough, aches: Influenza is characterized by the rapid onset of a fevers around 102, a non-productive, severe cough and marked body aches. Sometimes there can also b ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
About a week: Typically about one week as long as there are no secondary infections.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
One season: The influenza vaccine is developed against influenza strains that are thought to be the one(s) most likely to cause an influenza epidemic. If the "gue ... Read More
A 4-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to guess: 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
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Viral Illness: There is no right answer to this. There are numerous flu viruses and without knowing the status of your health. I would say three to five days is co ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV: Fever, lymphadenopathy, pharyngitis, rash, myalgia, malaise, mouth and esophageal sores, headache, nausea and vomiting, enlarged liver/spleen, weight ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: If you had the injected vaccine it was derived from dead virus, it was never alive in you, but will help develop antibodies that last for years to tho ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
7-10 days: If you had influenza you should be near the end of your illness and should start feeling better soon. Get a flu shot next year and prevent a recurren ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Flu: Symptoms can last from a few days to a few weeks with the severe symptoms last from 3 to 10 days.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Usually...: It may take 6 to 10 days for the flu to resolve.

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