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Can I Take Doxycycline For The Flu
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
I am type 2 diabetic. I am congested i might have a cold or the flu. What kind of medicine can I take?
Go see your doc....: Type 2 diabetics have poor healing, so go see your doctor. He/she will prescribe the right medicine. Colds usually don't require meds. The flu shot should have been given to you already, and there is not a lot that can be done if you see the doc late with the flu. Dehydration/infection is what i worry about with my diabetics, so if your sugars start to rise, better see the doc. ...Read more
To prevent my other son from getting the flu from his brother can he take his tamiflu (oseltamivir) also?
I felt tired yesterday I take vitamins every morning I also thought I was coming down with the flu what could be wrong?
Fatigue: The only symptoms you report is fatigue, diarrhea and pain of 24 hour duration. If you are coming down with a general viral infection, you can expect fatigue, general aches, head and head congestion, cough, diarrhea, nausea & vomiting and fever. It is self limiting and resolves in a few days. However, you may also need to have a pregnancy test if that is a possibility. ...Read more
I'm pregnant and everything im eating is making me very sick and nauseous. I feel like I have the flu. What can I take or do?
Ginger: Probably the simplest way to reduce nausea is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organ ginger & steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. Aromatherapy: sweet orange (citrus sinensis), peitigrain (citrus reticulata), mandarin (citrus reticulata) are different citrus scents that can decrease nausea. ...Read more
Hi, I'd like to take the seasonal 'flu shot'. Is this beneficial in preventing the flu, or not helpful. I've read it could be either. ?
Can you get guillain barre after the flu? if yes how long do symptoms take to develop? how long after the flu are we in the clear that its not gbs?
Yes: GB can occur (although rarely)with a viral infection. Neurologic effects are not expected however. If you do have a neurologic issue you need to consult a neurologist. ...Read more
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 (acetaminophen) 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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