A 24-year-old female asked:
how long does it take for the flu to not be contagious? taking tamiflu since thurs. still have headaches and body aches. am i still contagious?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Kwok answered
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe contagious: Nobody really knows when one person stops being contagious with influenza (with or without Tamiflu treatment). One week out from the start of the illness (one can count from the first day of fever, aches, or cough) is safe, unless a person had a more severe illness or still has a lot of cough. In a more severe case, one can wait longer, such as until 3 days after no fever nor excessive cough.
Answered on Jan 22, 2018
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