A 23-year-old male asked:
is it recommendable to eat a ceasar's salad when you have the flu? i've heard that letucce is not that recommebdable. thanks!
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General Practice 28 years experience
Food Myths: This scenario you are describing is way out of any medical norm that to answer it is nearly impossible. There is no medical rule about lettuce and specifically 'caesar's salad" when you are ill. Any such recommendations either way are myths and not true.
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Are some people more likely to get the flu than others?
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: The flu is spread from person to person through microscopic droplets expelled during coughing or sneezing, or if you inadvertently touch a surface or an object covered with those droplets. As such, people in close contact with a sick individual are more likely to get the flu. This includes babies and infants in daycare centers and older children in school, and t heir family members.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
I have the flu, how long until I can return to work?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 32 years experience
When fever is gone: You can usually return to work when your fever is gone and you are able to eat and drink and get your strength back. Recovery time may be longer for people with lung disease or diabetes.
6406 viewsReviewed Jan 1, 2021
A 21-year-old member asked:
Everyone gets the flu. It's not dangerous is it?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Define "flu": The everyday "common" flu is not dangerous. The influenza flu, which we can get vaccinated for, can be serious to the elderly, infants, and those who are immune compromised (i.e. Chemotherapy patients, etc.). It is estimated that there are approximately 30, 000 deaths per year due to the influenza flu.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Is there a way to know for sure that you have the flu?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes: Ther is a test for infulanza a+b fast test to see if you have those types fast and simpl.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Are we still on pandemic alert for any influenza strains, or that died off last year?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes answered
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
No: The world health organization website (www.Who.Org) is the best place to find information about pandemics. According to this, the h1n1 influenza pandemic is now in the post-pandemic period, but some outburst can be expected. Another place to find information about diseases epidemics and pandemic is the cdc website (wwwcdc.Gov). Please, check it before making any trip abroad.
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Last updated Jun 13, 2013
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