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Dr. Mark Diamond
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I had the flu last week and my question is are there any after effects because i'm feeling really weak dizzy and tired?

I had the flu last week and my question is are there any after effects because i'm feeling really weak dizzy and tired?

Yes that is common: Yes what your symptoms are is not that uncommon and it takes time to return to normal . Inflenza is a serious condition and can have complications, symptoms may persist after the infection has cleared like you that is the reason annual flu vaccination is recommended in all age groups now.And if you get the flu early treatment with antiflu antibiotic like tamiflu (oseltamivir) can shorten the course;help recove. ...Read more

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I hv flu round the year, sometimes it got severe but some times in routine. Anti allergic medicines effects but not in long run. Suggest some advice.

I hv flu round the year, sometimes it got severe but some times in routine. Anti allergic medicines effects but not in long run. Suggest some advice.

Prob not flu all yr: It is unlikely that you have the flu all year long...You may be experiencing allergies...The best thing for you to do is to see a board certified allergist (www.Acaai.Org) for an evaluation and skin testing. ...Read more

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What are the effects of swine flu?

What are the effects of swine flu?

Swine Flu: symptoms may include: fever, severe, headache, body aches / pains, chills,fatigue, weakness, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, diarrhea & vomiting. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/swine-flu/basics/symptoms/con-20034916 ...Read more

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What are the side-effects of Flu shot?

What are the side-effects of Flu shot?

Flu shot: The flu shot has inactivated virus- so it will not infect you with the flu. If you have reactions to the shot they usually resolve within one to two days. Side effects can include a low grade fever, aches & pain, and localized swelling, redness and pain at the shot site. Some people have had allergic reactions to the flu vaccine. ...Read more

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Is it true that it can take up to a month before the positive effects of the flu shot take their full effect?

Influenza vaccine: Usually effective within 10-14 days, but in some persons it is conceivable that it may take longer. Still, not a reason not to be vaccinated. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of a flu shot?

What are the negative effects of a flu shot?

Potential side effec: Flu shot side effects may include: slight swelling, redness or pain at vaccination site. If headache, nausea, fever or muscular pain occur they usually resolve within one to two days. You won't get the flu from a flu shot because the virus either contains inactivated virus or doesn't have virus particles in it. Severe side effects are rare. ...Read more

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Is there side effects from a flu shot?

Is there side effects from a flu shot?

Yes, but unless you: Have a specific allergy or another reason to avoid it, you should get the shot. Every medical procedure has side effects. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of a flu shot?

Depends: Vast majority of the people have no side effects, other than minor soreness at the site. If you are allergic to something in the vaccine, you could have local swelling redness, pain, itching etc and in rare cases a life threatening anaphylactic reaction. There may be the usual effects of a needle stick. It is important to mention all your allergies to the person giving the shot. ...Read more

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Can the nasal flu mist cause side effects?

Can the nasal flu mist cause side effects?

Flu mist: Not really. It's a lot like squirting saline in the nose. You get a little unusual taste, which goes away in a matter of minutes. Some people can have mild flu-like symptoms, but they are usually pretty mild if they get them at all. ...Read more

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What are the usual side effects of a flu shot for a child?

What are the usual side effects of a flu shot for a child?

Fever and soreness: The most common side effect is fever , soreness and occassional cold like symptoms. Most often there are no side effects. ...Read more

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Which side effects of a flu shot for a child are most common?

Which side effects of a flu shot for a child are most common?

Soreness/fever/irrit: Most children have no unpleasant side effects from flu vaccine but some may get soreness and swelling at the site of injectionwhich is self limiting, low grade fever and irritability. ...Read more

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9 days after flu vac, has threat of side effects and gbs past, especially gbs?

9 days after flu vac, has threat of side effects and gbs past, especially gbs?

Do you have: Any side effects suggestive of guillain–barré syndrome or are you concerned about it? ...Read more

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I am anxious about getting a flu shot. Will it hurt and what are some of the side effects?

I am anxious about getting a flu shot. Will it hurt and what are some of the side effects?

Get your shot: There are few things in medicine that have helped more people than vaccines. The pain is brief and usually only soreness for a day or two afterward. Some get mild flu-like symptoms, but not nearly as bad as getting sick. ...Read more

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Does working out hard before a flu shot make the side effects worse? Or should I wait to a non-work out day to get it.

Does working out hard before a flu shot make the side effects worse? Or should I wait to a non-work out day to get it.

Doesn't matter: Congratulations on being immunized, protecting both yourself and others around you. Side effects of influenza vaccine are uncommon. Many people have mild pain at the injection site for 2-3 days, but usually that's all. Working out is not likely to make any difference one way or the other. ...Read more

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What are the side effects after a toddler gets a flu shot?

Perhaps: The flu shot has inactivated virus- so it will not infect you with the flu. If you have reactions to the shot they usually resolve within one to two days. Side effects can include a low grade fever, aches & pain, and localized swelling, redness and pain at the shot site. Some people have had allergic reactions to the flu vaccine. ...Read more

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Whats the side effects of Flonase. I feel like the flu is coming on. is this from Flonase.

Whats the side effects of Flonase.  I feel like the flu is coming on.  is this from Flonase.

Not Likely: While Flonase does list upper respiratory tract infections as a possible side effect, this occurs only rarely in real practice. The amount of actual steroid you get with Flonase is about 1/5 of a milligram per day. This is usually not enough to cause problems with infections or immune suppression. ...Read more

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