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when to return to work after a cold

A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience Geriatrics
Judgement call: It really is a judgement call. As long as you don't have a fever and can control your cough and runny nose, you should pose little risk to your co-wor ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Conjunctivitis: If your eye is crusted shut sounds like you have conjunctivitis. You should probably start drop or ointment for that.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
5-7 days: Influenza is actually contagious 24 hours before the symptoms actually develop! the flu virus can be spread to others as far as 6 feet away--typically ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
Few days: After eswl, one can usually return to work in 2 days. There will be some flank pain from the procedure but tylenol (acetaminophen) should suffice. The ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Som Kohanzadeh
16 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends on surgery: So return to work is very variable based upon what kind of surgery you had and what kind of work you do. Best to do is to discuss with your surgeon wh ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Faustino
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Anytime: Thi can be a complex question but as long as it has not limited your ability to function or you pose a health care risk to yourself by going back to w ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
46 years experience Dentistry
Work after dentistry: Yes, you might but depends if you're swollen, have a fever, or have had poor sleep for a few days. If you otherwise feel fine then okay, go back to ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Depends: Depends on your work. Usually within 1-2 weeks if your range of motion is nomal.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
Varies: Some patients return to work 2-3 days after surgery other others take as long as 4 weeks. It depends on how you feel, how difficult the surgery is, an ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wyatt
25 years experience Family Medicine
Depends...: Should be directed by your surgeon and therapist... Dont try to speed up the healing process. Listen to your orthopedist! the post surgery/ rehab pe ... Read More
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