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How can I prevent getting sick after kissing my boyfriend who has the flu?

How can I prevent getting sick after kissing my boyfriend who has the flu?

See below: If you are current for flu immunization, the chance to get flu is minimal. As a precaution, a good hand wash, avoidance of touching eyes or nostril with finger, and gurgling with listerine would be of help. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Influenza (Definition)

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


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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.

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.

He may become ill: If you kiss each other. Even if he had the flu shot, it is not known what type of organism is causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Boyfriend has the flu - how long will he be contagious to me?

Boyfriend has the flu - how long will he be contagious to me?

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

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My mom has the flu, I don't want it, but like helping her?

My mom has the flu, I don't want it, but like helping her?

Vaccinated?: 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

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How do I know if my child has the flu?

How do I know if my child has the flu?

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

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How do I know if my baby has the flu?

How do I know if my baby has the flu?

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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What to do if I have asthma and have caught the flu (influenza)?

What to do if I have asthma and have caught the flu (influenza)?

See doc: If you are having an asthma attack after contracting the flu, you may need a short course of cortisone. Each exacerabation is associated with loss in lung function if not controlled in time. Do see your doc ...Read more

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What can I do for my five month who has the flu?

What can I do for my five month who has the flu?

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

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Is it ok for someone to get influenza (the flu) 2-3 times every year?!

Is it ok for someone to get influenza (the flu) 2-3 times every year?!

Influenza: No. Many other viruses are there which can give like influenza like symptoms. ...Read more

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My 5 mth old almost 6 has the flu do I give him pediayte if so how much?

My 5 mth old almost 6 has the flu do I give him pediayte if so how much?

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

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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?

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?

Not much/no: Tamiflu has been approved for use in infants & children but is fraught with many significant side effects. It has few if any benefit if started more than 48 hrs after symptoms start. This site is a public information forum and does not offer to diagnose or treat. ...Read more

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What can happen to someone on immunosuppressants if they're around someone who has the flu?

What can happen to someone on immunosuppressants if they're around someone who has the flu?

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

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Has the flu had fever fells better but tired is it normal?

Has the flu had fever fells better but tired is it normal?

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

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What happens if someone in your household has the flu, is it too late to get a flu shot?

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

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What is the most dangerous strain of the flu or influenza?

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

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What are the symptoms that your child has the flu and not the rotavirus or norovirus?

What are the symptoms that your child has the flu and not the rotavirus or norovirus?

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

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Can you tell when year 3year old has the flu?

Can you tell when year 3year old has the flu?

See below.: Influenza (the 'real flu') symptoms include high fever, severe cough, aching all over, bad headache, and fatigue. If you think your child may have the flu, please call your child's doctor and be seen. ...Read more

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How do you tell if your 3 year old has the flu?

How do you tell if your 3 year old has the flu?

See below: Influenza (the 'real flu') symptoms include high fever, severe cough, aching all over, bad headache, and fatigue. If you think your child may have the flu, please call your child's doctor and be seen. ...Read more

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If my 3 year old has the flu, will it be spread to my two other children?

If my 3 year old has the flu, will it be spread to my two other children?

Possibly: It is highly contagious. If you can make sure that they all wash their hands and take tamiflu (oseltamivir) to help prevent it. ...Read more

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My kid has the flu, but his symptoms seem mild. Can he still go to school?

My kid has the flu, but his symptoms seem mild. Can he still go to school?

Flu: If itis documented flu, the child must stay home until the sign and symptome were gone. ...Read more

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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 6 yr d child has the flu. Slight fever and woke up dellusional from a horrible nightmare. Cause by fever? What do I do?

Give comfort: High fevers can cause that, so does nightmares. Give your child tender loving care and supportive treatment for his flu and fever. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My babys soft spot is swollen she also has the flu what should I do?

My babys soft spot is swollen she also has the flu what should I do?

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

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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?

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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How long could diarrhea usually last when one has the flu?

How long could diarrhea usually last when one has the flu?

Gastroenteritis: According to the cdc, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus). ...Read more