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Why Does My Boyfriend Feel Like He Has The Flu After Kissing Me
Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and headache. While most healthy people suffer few complications from the flu, it can be deadly for pregnant women, babies and children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems. That's why it's so important to get the flu shot to protect yourself ...Read more
Hey two questions, I have Tonsillitis and my boyfriend wants to know that if I kiss him will he get it? He has the flu shot.
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
My boyfriend got viral pneumonia. He got it after having the flu (he didn't get a flu shot). He says he has been taking antibiotics for nine days. I got a flu shot. How likely am I to get sick from kissing him now?
Viral flu.: Antibiotics will not help viral pneumonia. I would say the likelyhood is not zero but not great either. Time will tell. ...Read more
Good luck- hopefully, you were vaccinated for this year's season.
However, if you want to help your mother physically, then it's unlikely you can avoid exposure to the virus. Therefore, you can minimize exposure by wearing protective glasses as well as a surgical mask to avoid droplets. Washing of hands is also very effective. ...Read more
Flu or cold?:
Influenza (The flu): Sudden severe illness, high fever, muscle ache, headache, abdominal pain, nausea & vomiting, with or without sore throat, cough or nasal symptoms. Treat symptomatically, may need antivirals.
Cold: Runny/blocked nose, sneezing, coughing, Mild fever first 3 days. Treat symptomatically. ...Read more
High fever with cold: Influenza typically presents itself as the sudden onset of a very high fever (101-104 degrees), severe cold symptoms with runny nose, cough, body aches. Some children will have decreased appetite due to sore throat. If your child is having these symptoms accompanied with difficulty breathing or your baby seems dehydrated (lethargic with decreased wet diapers), contact your doctor. ...Read more
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Comfort rx: A prime worry with kid illness is their ability to keep up with their fluid needs when they feel bad. Vomiting, diarrhea & fever all driveup their fluid needs but they may not be interested. It is important to find some amount they can keep down even if its a tbsp every 20min.Tylenol (acetaminophen) for discomfort, gentil rocking & your comforting to help baby get past it. See dr if not wetting diaper or is worrisome. ...Read more
No: Pedialyte is not for the flu, it is for diarrhea. If he doesn't have diarrhea, a regular diet of breast if you are breast feeding or formula if you are formula feeding is what is needed. If he won't eat because of the flu, then pedialyte would be appropriate to give to keep up with fluid losses. The amount needs is based on weight. Consult with your doctor for further recommendations and amount ...Read more
I think my 2 year old has the flu. What flu medicine is available and how do I get it. Can I use this app?
They can get sick.: Patients on immunosuppressants are more susceptible to cold and flu viruses. The best way to avoid viruses is to stay away from people who are sick. Frequent hand washing and the judicious use of disinfectants may also reduce the risk. ...Read more
Yes.: Usually after the flu or similar illness the body may feel fatigued as it recovers. This is usually temporary and should resolve in 24-48 hours. If it persists longer see your doctor. ...Read more
Influenza: It usually takes about two weeks for the Flu shot to provide you with protection. But antivirals (Tamiflu, Relenza, (zanamivir) Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more
Avian flu: Avian flu is the kind that in recent asian outbreaks had the highest mortality rate; swine flu was less severe, but still had higher morbidity and mortality than regular winter flu (because we usually have some immunity from our past exposure to regular winter flu). ...Read more
Several: Rotavirus and norovirus infections are generally limited to the GI tract. Although influenza may also produce GI symptoms, the upper and occasionally lower respiratory tract symptoms, degree of fever, generalized muscle aches and degree of malaise are far more than one could reasonably expect from the first two viruses. ...Read more
My 6 yr d child has the flu. Slight fever and woke up dellusional from a horrible nightmare. Cause by fever? What do I do?
My son has the flu, day 6. He was told to take tamiflu and given script for his wife. Also told if we had been exposed to him, we should take it. I?
Common practice: The common practice is to prescribe a full 2Xdaily course of Tamiflu (5d) for those with flu. For family contacts a 1X daily (10) course is given but increased to 2Xdaily if symptoms emerge. Flu is spread by saliva or droplets in the air. Tamiflu is one of the few things we have that can blunt/prevent it. ...Read more
Emergency Room: Get your baby checked out immediately. The soft spot swelling on the head could mean increase in brain pressure. Best to get a full exam in person. Good luck ...Read more
My family has the flu &/or a strep-like infection some friends said that taking apple cider vinager could prevent me from getting sick 2 is that true?
No. No. No.: Ingested vinegar (acetic acid 3%) does not protect against any illness. If your family is already manifesting signs of illness and you have been in close contact and this is a viral illness you are already very likely exposed and possibly infected. Strep is not really very contagious and does not look like a viral infection at all. Use good handwashing and common sense hygiene. ...Read more
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