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Can Catching The Flu Cause Complications With My Pregnancy
Yes: Unfortunately the flu during pregnancy can be devastating. If you can get a flu shot, it is safe at any point in pregnancy although some like to wait until after 12wks. For whatever reason, the flu can become more invasive & produce lung failure and death more often in pregnancy.In my local I am aware of 2 we lost in one flu season. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I accidentally ate after someone who's been exposed to H1 N1 flu. She's been vaccinated. I have not. What are the chances of catching the flu from her?
It happens: We loose more to flu at the extremes of age, very old or young. However, most cases respond to proper hydration and rest.I've hospitalized a few infants with the flu but all did well. I did loose a mom who died shortly after her baby was delivered (baby did fine). Flu shots for those that can get them can reduce a babies risk of exposure. ...Read more
That depends on: Things like: how intimate the exposure was. For instance standing 6 feet away from someone is different than hugging someone. Having someone cough on you would put you at risk. How often do you wash your hands? Have you had your flu shot? Do you wash your hands before you touch your mouth, nose or eyes? ...Read more
Healthy Living: Don’t smoke, eat healthy (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low in saturated fat), exercise regularly, maintain a healthy weight, control your blood pressure, drink alcohol in moderation, get adequate sleep, and practice good hygiene (washing hands frequently and cooking meats thoroughly). Make sure to have regular check-ups with doctor and try to reduce stress, this can wreak havoc on immunity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hygeine: Wash your hands, don't sneeze or cough on the baby. Number one is breast feeding! stay hydrated and rest as much as you can to take care of yourself. Even though you have the flu you are making antibodies to it and passing them through breast milk to protect your baby. You can also check out a chinese herbaceutical called air that helps. Look at www.Franzcenter.Com under chinese herbaceuticals. ...Read more
Whats the best way to build your immune system up to stop from catching the flu/sick stomache or other stuff?
My baby boy is 6+ month now (is that influenza vaccination good for him at this age so that i can protect him from flu and complication....Is it safe)?
It's good!: The flu can make some people much sicker than others. It can lead to pneumonia, ; make existing medical conditions worse. It can cause diarrhea ; seizures in infants/children. Each year thousands of people in the United States die from flu, ; many more are hospitalized. The flu vaccine is the best protection we have-esp against its complications. It helps prevent spread to/from others. It's safe. ...Read more
I was just diagnosed with influenza a. My white blood cell count is 2.3 (4.0 is low norm in lab) can flu cause this and how can i fix it?
6days ago, i went to see a doctor after catching the flu from the on and off of the aircon in the office. I get irritating coughs and short of breath?
An ENT did a culture which tested positive for H influenza bacteria in my sinuses. Is this a different organism than the one that causes the flu?
Yes, different: Haemophilus influenzae is a typical bacteria type to cause sinus infection. The "flu" is caused by the virus (not bacteria) influenza, of which there are a number of types. Flu viruses do not respond to antibiotics like bacteria do and, in a healthy person, will resolve without medication except to treat the symptoms. ...Read more
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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