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Are you stil contagious after 24 hours of having the flu or cold?

Are you stil contagious after 24 hours of having the flu or cold?

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

Dr. Scott Keith
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can I get pregnant within 24 hours or less?

Can I get pregnant within 24 hours or less?

Yes, possible: Female, age unstated asks, can I get pregnant within 24 hours or less? Answer is Yes, if time is right with ovulation +/- a day or so of coitus. ...Read more

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Can you catch the 24 hour stomach bug from someone after the 24 hours?

Can you catch the 24 hour stomach bug from someone after the 24 hours?

Gastroenteritis: This depends upon the cause. It is usually viral, but the transmissability will depend upon the actual agent involved. ...Read more

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Flu relapse or alcohol w/drawl had flu 3 days ago, felt like 24 hr, good the next day. Also daily drinker, typically 1-3 per day, never much more. No drink for 3 days, feeling sick again out of blu?

Flu relapse or alcohol w/drawl
had flu 3 days ago, felt like 24 hr, good the next day.
Also daily drinker, typically 1-3 per day, never much more. 
No drink for 3 days, feeling sick again out of blu?

Could be either : The flu can wax and wane for many days. If there is fever involved, it's the flu. After two weeks it probably isn't the flu. Are your feelings that you drink to excess? If so, please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I worked a 5 hour gig in the cold weather last night and I'm still feeling cold after almost 24 hours. Concerning?

I worked a 5 hour gig in the cold weather last night and I'm still feeling cold after almost 24 hours. Concerning?

5hrs in cold: Hello ~ my goodness, what cruel occupation do have to stand out in the cold for 5 hours! It would take till next spring to thaw! No, this sounds quite appropriate but please layer clothes in winter with gloves, ear muffs, Bally etc. Keep your house warm and stay indoors. 5 Hours in the cold is too much. No use being Santa if he comes frozen solid ! :-)) ...Read more

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I'm 24 weeks pregnant . I haven't had a bowel movement in 5 weeks, give or take a few days. No symptoms and able to pass gas. Side effects?

I'm 24 weeks pregnant . I haven't had a bowel movement in 5 weeks, give or take a few days. No symptoms and able to pass gas. Side effects?

Constipation: There are many over the counter and prescription medications available for constipation. Head to any pharmacy and pick up Miralax (polyethylene glycol) or similar product. ...Read more

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I am exhibiting some symptoms of pregnancy like vaginal discharge,cramps,dizziness,food aaversion.is it safe to ttake a 5 hour flight next week?

I am exhibiting some symptoms of pregnancy like vaginal discharge,cramps,dizziness,food aaversion.is it safe to ttake a 5 hour flight next week?

Sounds ok: Would hydrate well and stand up or walk about a bit every once in a while. If you have missed your period - go ahead and take a home pregnancy test. Take care. ...Read more

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Does a 24 hour stomach bug affect period? I'm usually regular. I was sick day before period due. I've had 3 days of spotting; negative pregnancy test.

Does a 24 hour stomach bug affect period? I'm usually regular. I was sick day before period due. I've had 3 days of spotting; negative pregnancy test.

Yes,it can!: Any stress to the body can disrupt the hormonal milieu of the menstrual cycle. Mild dehydration experienced with gastroenteritis can cause cycle disruption. But make sure that what you are experiencing is not something else. ...Read more

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I have a stomach flu, possibly gastroenteritis (vomit, cramps, diarrhea, nausea) - is it safe to go without food for the first 24 hours?

I have a stomach flu, possibly gastroenteritis (vomit, cramps, diarrhea, nausea)  - is it safe to go without food for the first 24 hours?

Drink liquids: It is safe to go without food for first 24 hours if you can't tolerate it -- but be sure to drink plenty of water, ginger ale or other non-alcoholic fluids. Some meat or vegetable broth might be good too. ...Read more

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Have strep had shot but not feeling better after 24 hours?

Have strep had shot but not feeling better after 24 hours?

What did ur doc say?: Your treating physician should've given you some guidelines as to when to expect improvement & reasons to return. I'm not sure what shot you had but presumably an antibiotic. Well, it may take more than 24hrs to feel better. More important is how you feel. If you can't swallow, have difficulty breathing, or are feeling worse in any way, you should seek re-evaluation. Go find doc's discharge info. ...Read more

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I have the flu and took alka-seltzer plus night severe cold & flu (1 fast relief mix in packets) about 5 mins ago. I breastfeed. Is it safe to nurse?

I have the flu and took alka-seltzer plus night severe cold & flu (1 fast relief mix in packets) about 5 mins ago. I breastfeed. Is it safe to nurse?

Would not: There are certain meds in the cold and flu variety Would not take this and breast feed. Will not hurt the child long term but might make the child irritable. Try to take nothing more than acetaminophen when breast feeding BEst wishes. ...Read more

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Wondering if taking tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe while pregnant (one every day or every second day until birth) I get viral sinus infect and hormone headaches..

Wondering if taking tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe while pregnant (one every day or every second day until birth) I get viral sinus infect and hormone headaches..

Yes: Few drugs, including Tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) are well studied in pregnancy because its not possible to do drug studies on pregnant women. However, Tylenol (acetaminophen) is considered safe in pregnancy because it has been commonly used for a long time without identifying major problems. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Low appetite. eating1 time or max 2 times per 24 hours. Have vomiting feeling after drinking/eating.

Low appetite. eating1 time or max 2 times per 24 hours. Have vomiting feeling after drinking/eating.

Many causes: There are many causes of the symptoms that you are experiencing. As a result, if the symptoms persist, I would reccomend that you make an appointment with your primary care Physician. ...Read more