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how long should i wait to return to work after a fever

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Low fever means what: What is your definition of low fever? Normal course on stomach flu. Lasts about 5-7 days.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Gastroenteritis: The length of time you are contagious with stomach varies depending which virus is the cause. Usually the period lasts from several days to 2 weeks. ... Read More

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
What is VM?: If you had an uncomplicated viral infection and have had no fever and no residual weakness,you should be ready to return to work and full normal activ ... Read More
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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Viral/bacterial: The answer in general is yes. If it's a common viral infection you need to rest and fluids. Depends on your immune system how your body reacts. There ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
COVID 19: I would not return to work if you have fever and cough. Please contact your doctor for further assessment.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
NICD website: HealthTap is receiving many questions about COVID-19 from South Africa, where so far it is rare (11 cases as of 16 March). We have no knowledge about ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe. Maybe not.: 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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Dr. Elizabeth Seymour
14 years experience Family Medicine
24-48 hours: Fevers can be caused by a multitude of things. Most commonly viruses, bacteria or fungal infections. This is a normal response to your body fighting ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
How much?: Need to know how much fever, and how do you feel. Do you have any risk factors for other illnesses? Fever, in and by itself, is not particularly di ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
No real answer: Once one has had ebv-associated mono, the virus will be intermittently found in the saliva. Most people have been infected by the virus by the age of ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. This is the time of year when a lot of viral infections are passed. I recommend that you hold off going to school until the fever breaks and yo ... Read More

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