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is it safe to have a colonoscopy if you have the flu

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
25 years experience Pediatrics
Fever free: Good rule of thumb with infectious diseases is you need to be fever free for 24 hours. Just think of the golden rule - if you would be upset if someo ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
But why: Why bother since your nose will do the 'blocking' by itself?
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Recovery parameters: You may begin exercising again when you have no fever, minimal fatigue, improved cough, no shortness of breath and minimal muscle aches. When you star ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
With the flu?: One would not normally feel like playing around. And it is never safe to have sex during ovulation, unless of course you would like to become a paren ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Liehr
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy & Flu: You will want to go to your OB and insure that you don't actually have influenza (the true flu) because that can be very dangerous in pregnancy and mu ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Sure: Why not let your doctor take a look at you and suggest whether or not you may need some form of treatment. It is not likely that there is much they w ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Would not: There are certain meds in the cold and flu variety Would not take this and breast feed. Will not hurt the child long term but might make the child ir ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
No problem: Vitamin C should not interact negatively with fluoxetine. The better question is why are you taking Vitamin C? There are very few persons on a normal ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
See Allergist: Check with a pediatric allergist. Depends upon severity and details of "allergy".
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Flu vacc. is safe: The flu vaccines do work, both the shot and the nasal spray. Sometimes the protection is partial, so that a person may still get the flu but a milder ... Read More
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