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24 Hour Flu Contagious
THERE IS NO SUCH THING as the "infamous" 24 Hour Flu (Used to be called 24 hour "grip" due to muscle pain which accompanied it) Probably arose because the WORSE symptoms are usually in the first day or two! The term also was mistaken for FOOD POISONING which generally produces symptoms which are worse in the first 24 hours!
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Yes: After having 24 hours of cold or flu symptoms, a person is still quite contagious. It is hard to tell when a person is not contagious, because that varies from case to case, and because the viruses decrease over a few days (they don't all die at exactly one moment in time). The safer thing to do is to avoid spreading viruses by touching others, or by sneezing or coughing on others, for a week. ...Read more
I've had gastritis for just over a week, two days later I had a 24 hour bug then two days after that what I think flu (now) could this all be linked?
Yes, this could be linked.
If you can see your primary doctor today that's good.
If you cannot get in today, please go to the nearest Emergency facility.
Hope all goes well. ...Read more
I just had some sort of 24 hour flu and it left my entire body being achy and sore. Is there something at home I can do to make it stop?
Child flu b fever start last Tuesday 1/30. Tomorrow morning she will be fever free for 24 hours. Is she still contagious. We have an infant in house.
I took dayquil cold and flu this morning. Its afternoon now. Can I take Claritin (loratadine) 24 hour now? I'm 28 and weigh approximately 130lbs
I was sick with a 24 hour stomach flu on fri and now, 3 days later, I feel like I am getting it again. Is this possible?
Yes, possible...: This could occur however with recurrent symptoms I may begin to question the original diagnosis, especially if there are any new or different symptoms. Drink plenty of water, eat a bland diet, consider crystalized ginger for nausea. If there are new or worsening symptoms you should be reevaluated. ...Read more
I had flu symptoms yesterday, body aches, chills, low grade fever, and today I feel fine. Is there a such thing as a 24 hour flu?
It might be a light: Case of the flu or it could be another viral illness. Take care. ...Read more
My Girlfriend had the 24 hour stomach flu last Monday (12/1), it is now 12/9, if I kiss her will I become infected?
Doubtful: If she is better then she is no longer contagious. Good luck ...Read more
I had a 24 hour flu, and now I'm left with a stuffy nose and congestion. When I breath in, my nose burns like there's chlorine in it. No taste.
I just had a 24 hour stomach flu. Towards the end of it I passed out (syncope) twice in my bathroom. Is this normal? I hit my head badly the 2nd time.
How long are people usually contagious with the flu or a cold (before and after symptoms appear)?
Hard to guess: 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. ...Read more
Child dx with flu A on jan26th will he still be contagious on a week later? How long should I keep my kids away from that child?
Flu: Generally speaking people remain contagious for 5-10 days from the onset of symptoms with the flu. ...Read more
No.: Flu is contagious for up to 5 days, colds about the same. ...Read more
About 7 days: According to the CDC usually you can spread flu about 7 days after you start experiencing symptoms. Longer if you are a child. The CDC does not give the number of day after resolving from the flu. So I would say that if you no longer have the flu and it has been 7 days since the start of the symptoms, you are likely no longer contagious. ...Read more
Flu Contagious.: On average, most people are contagious from one day prior to the onset of symptoms until about 7 days later. ...Read more
See below: If you are referring to the present scare, this reported flu strain has only been associated with pig to human transmission, not human to human transfer. It is also a mild strain and no one has died and only 2 have needed hospitalization. What I would like to point out here is the "news press" and it's affinity to blow things out of proportion and only report what will get ratings. Talk to docs. ...Read more
Depends on Etiology: Most stomach illnesses are caused by viruses and can be spread person to person by fecal-oral route. Frequent hand washing and disinfecting shared surfaces is most effective prevention strategy. ...Read more
Yes you are.: Wash your hands well for at least 20 seconds often. Don’t share the same cups, forks or spoons. Use disinfectants on solid surfaces. Bring sanitizer with you when you are out. Don't make close contact with people who are well. ...Read more
Yes: Flu, including the h1n1 can be spread by the oro-nasal secretions of patients at any age. Babies are problem in flu season since many are passed around for kissy kisssy time by many of the more vulnerable elders at holiday gatherings. Since they may spread the illness without showing many signs of infection I consider them stelth carriers. ...Read more
Week or more: 1 week or more (especially kids).Get a more detailed answer ›
Until without symtom: If he is coughing, sneezing, if you are kissing him or exchanging other body fluids he may be contagious. Would strongly recommend getting influenza vaccine, whether or not it is likely to help with this immediate exposure. The other issue is how you know he has influenza. These symptoms can be caused by a variety of viruses. If you begin symptoms, get tested, start tamiflu, (oseltamivir) other antiviral. ...Read more
Not from flu shot: If you get the flu shot, you are getting a dead flu virus. You cannot get the flu from the shot. Thus you are not contagious. People can have reactions to the flu shot that they mistake for getting the flu. These reactions are also not contagious. The symptoms could also be from a totally different virus that is just a coincidence in timing - this could be contagious. ...Read more
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