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How long does the flu last

A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Flu: Its variable but generally symptoms resolve within a week. You may take OTC medications for symptom relief along with rest and hydration. If symptoms ... Read More

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A 50-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 25-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 29-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 50-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 51-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 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, if you have: Developed a secondary sinus infection that is probably why you feel fatigued and ill now.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
23 years experience Pediatrics
Diarrhea May Persist: Vomiting is typically prominent early in illness followed by diarrhea. Avoid high sugar fluids like milk and juice while having diarrhea. Try to eat ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
3-5 days: 3-5 days, usually.
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