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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Doxycycline, tamiflu, depo-medrol, all for the flu. Can i also take zyrtec for stuffy nose?

Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Doxycycline, tamiflu, depo-medrol, all for the flu. Can i also take zyrtec for stuffy nose?

Yes: Tamiflu is used for flu and zyrtec could be used to relief the associated stuffy nose. It is unclear while you will be on steroids anf Doxycycline if it is only flu. ...Read more

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Flu is also known as Influenza. Influenza (the "flu") is a contagious respiratory viral illness that can cause mild to severe illness including death. There is treatment available to decrease symptoms, but it is better to prevent the flu is by getting ...Read more


Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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I had what felt like the flu then i was better and day 6 severe cough an breathing problems. I took doxycline but now have azithromycin. Which 2 take?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I had what felt like the flu then i was better and day 6 severe cough an breathing problems. I took doxycline but now have azithromycin. Which 2 take?

WAS PRESCRIBED?: Were you prescribed these antibiotics by your doctor or you arw taking without doctors prescr[ption we do not know what condition you are taking the antibiotics if you have sinusitis or bronchitis or pnewmonia aziyhromycine is better in the correct dose, if not done i will advice you to consult your doctor as to what you are taking antibiotic for, theae two antibiotics are not indicated for flu. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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I am on antibiotic Doxcycycline Hyclate 100 mg 2 times/day for 7 days to treat skin bacterial infection.Is it safe to take the flu vaccine while on it?

Dr. Robert Kwok
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I am on antibiotic Doxcycycline Hyclate 100 mg 2 times/day for 7 days to treat skin bacterial infection.Is it safe to take the flu vaccine while on it?

No worries: Taking Doxycycline antibiotic does not cause a problem with the flu vaccine. Likewise, getting a flu vaccine doesn't create a problem with the Doxycycline. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What do you take for the flu?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What do you take for the flu?

Flu: If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! in some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, 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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Dr. Barry Bergman
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36 years in practice
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How long does it take for a baby to recover from the flu?

Dr. Barry Bergman
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How long does it take for a baby to recover from the flu?

Longer: Babies and flu is not a good combination. They have a very immature immune system and can have a higher rate of complications. It usually take longer for infants.. Make sure in the future you and your child get the flu vaccine. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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What can I take during the flu for body aces.

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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NSAIDS: Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen and others will all give some relief from muscle aches during viral illnesses. ...Read more

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Dr. Kelly Elmore
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What can you take for the flu that?S safe?

Dr. Kelly Elmore
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What can you take for the flu that?S safe?

Over the counter med: There is not a remedy for the flu, but you can take medication that helps reduce the symptoms- fever- tylenol, aches motrin, cough robitussin, combo nyquil. Just don't take multiple medications and if you have questions ask the in store pharmacists. Soups and teas work great too. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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What should you take for the flu a?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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Vaccine and anti: Viral medication. Anti-virall medications, requiring prescription, can shorten the illness by a couple of days if started early. Best thing to do is to get vaccinated to prevent flu. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/antivirals/. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can someone tell me how long will it take for me to get better from the flu?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can someone tell me how long will it take for me to get better from the flu?

On average: It may take 6 to 10 days for the flu to resolve. ...Read more

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Dr. Cesar Sturla
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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How long do it take the flu to be the flu for example if i tested for the flu one day and it was negative could i test positive the next day?

Dr. Cesar Sturla
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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How long do it take the flu to be the flu for example if i tested for the flu one day and it was negative could i test positive the next day?

Flu tests: Rapid flu tests become positive from beginning of symptoms to 3-5 days after. However, there many tests in the market and the ability to adequately detect the viruses varies. ...Read more

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