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Can People Taking Enbrel Do Better With Flu
Diag w/flu a after nasal test. Taken 3 pills of tamiflu feel 100% better. Can i stop taking it, concerned about severe skin reactions that are noted f?
Can someone have the swine flu for 3 days and be completely better on third day since they were taking tamiflu?
Yes: Better living through pharmacology i like to say. ...Read more
Been taking fever reducer/pain relievers for 48 hours, bc I think I have the flu. Still have a 99.5F fever. What can I take to feel better?
Rest and fluids: Likely this is just a minor case of the flu or just a cold. A true fever in the medical sense is when you hit 101.3 F or 38.5 C. For a minor temperature of 99.5 you can take a Tylenol if you wanted. You just need rest and fluids (soups). If the fever continues to rise even on Tylenol or if you start having severe sweats, coughing with phlegm. Then you should get checked out by your doctor. ...Read more
Avoid indoor crowds: 2 year olds don't wash hands and they pickup and share all germs. During flu season, it is best to protect your loved little ones from places such as movie houses, fast food play grounds, indoor rec centers, bowling alley... Where people gather and you can't control their hand washing, coughing, sneezing...Play out doors. It also helps to stay healthy and get vaccinated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a temp for 2 days and a very sore throat, feels like it's closing up. I have been taking cold and flu medicine but am not getting better
Yesterday I started with aching muscles, now I have headache,high fever,vometing. Feel bad.Blood in Vomet.Taking flu tablets. No better. What is this?
Fooey!YouGotTheFlu!!: Sounds like you got the flu, or something very much like it. Take some Motrin and/or Tylenol for the headache and fever. If you can't keep anything down take some dramamine (no Rx needed). If that doesn't work then you need to see a doctor. Also if you really have blood in the vomit, that should be checked too (unless it's just a few streaks). Those "flu tablets?" Most of that stuff doesn't work ...Read more
Rule: A good rule of thumb is to avoid live vaccinations such the nasal flu vaccine while taking a biologic response modifier (cimzia, enbrel, etc.). The flu shot is not a live vaccine. Another good rule would be to try to have all vaccines up to date before starting a biologic drug. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Curious. What will happened if I got flu when taking immunosuppresants? Will I taking longer to recovery?
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