Houston, TX
A female asked:

I've been sick with the flu since sat. i have no fever but have headache, body ache, a runny nose & very tired. should i return to work tomorrow?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Maybe. Maybe not.: 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.
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