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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Shulman
20 years experience in Pulmonology
Hygiene: Since you can't live in a bubble, keep away form people who you know have the flu, wash your hands, cover your cough and sneeze and get the flu shot !

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Basic stuff: First, get vaccinated so you don't get it in the first place. But if you do get it, stay home, wash your hands often, sneeze into your arm rather tha ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Influenza: If you see a doctor within 72 hours of the onset of influenza, s/he can prescribe a medication (tamiflu) that will shorten the length of illness by a ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
It sounds like that: Very likely.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Flu symptoms: You are probably catching your sons upper respiratory infection.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Eason
32 years experience in Infectious Disease
Flu prevention: The best way to keep from getting flu is to maintain good hand hygiene. Regular handwashing and/or use of hand wipes or gels if you cannot get to soa ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Please ask questions: Post a question. Adults' over-the-counter medicines for colds may be ok to use if one follows the labels' instructions, stays below maximum doses, an ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
55 years experience in Internal Medicine
Google: Will have what you need.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: Most likely not, but if concerned, see your doc for an evaluation to give more info than given here.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience in Family Medicine
Possible : It is possible but difficult to tell. I would treat it as a common cold as influenza is unlikely at this time of year. Good Luck

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