A 39-year-old female asked:
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daughter dx flu b started tamiflu late tues night, last dose tomorrow, still has fever, leg pains, and a cough at night. what should we do?

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Call in for guidance: Tamiflu works best if taken within hours of the first symptoms. It doesn't kill the germs but can slow them down until they die. The leg (calf) pains are common & persistent. Persistent fever & cough may indicate a bit of pneumonia coming on. I'd call for guidance by the doc on call.
Answered on Dec 24, 2019
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