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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
No: The febrile phase of influenza B can last 7 days (sucks big time, doesn't it). Make sure to keep yourself well hydrated. If temp is going over 104 or ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on details: Vaccinated? Unfortunately some people who get the flu vaccine don't make enough protective antibodies, and still catch the flu. One's doctor's advice ... Read More
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Relieve symptoms: The symptoms may be relieved by rest, fluids and treating fever. If you have worsening fever, chills or prolonged cough, please see your pediatrician. ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
18 years experience Pediatrics
At risk, yes: Any household contact is at risk of exposure to influenza virus. She can receive tamiflu (oseltamivir) once a day for 10 days as a precaution to redu ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brendan Rice
18 years experience Family Medicine
Stay home/wash hands: Influenza is highly contagious, especially by droplet transmission. That means that by coughing, sneezing, or talking as many as six feet away from so ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
No: You are likely having residual symptoms; cdc says that you are no longer contagious after 7 days or greater than 24 hours after the last fever, whiche ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Can recheck with Dr.: A doctor can evaluate if nausea and vomiting is worrisome or persists. Nausea can be due to many things, such as: stomach virus infection, other vira ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
19 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Influenza b virus is a respiratory virus spread by coughing, etc. The two main types of influenza occurring during "flu" season are influenza a and i ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Doubt it: Viral infections trigger production of a chemical called interferon which blocks establishment of other viruses while they are present. The interferon ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hopefully: You don't go to school with any active viral symptoms.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
31 years experience Pediatrics
Influenza: Any type of influenza A virus ( H1 through H18 and N1through N 11) has the ability to kill a person. Usually death occurs in older people. for the 201 ... Read More
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