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When I get fever, body pains, etc…, does the fever cause the body pains or does the flu virus cause the body pains?

When I get fever, body pains, etc…, does the fever cause the body pains or does the  flu virus cause the body pains?

No pain due to fever: Fever is part of the body's response to infection, mediated by the release of chemicals (cytokines) from inflammatory cells directed against the agent causing infection. The same is at least partially true for the muscle pain, although there may be some breakdown of muscle cells by the virus (myositis). ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Influenza (Definition)

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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Can the flu virus cause an imbalance with depression medication?

Can the flu virus cause an imbalance with depression medication?

See below: I don' t think that normally this should occur but if the illness affected the liver or brain, then i suppose an imbalence could occur. ...Read more

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Is it possible to exterminate the flu virus for good?

No: You may develop immunity to one or more types of influenza virus by having been infected or immunized, but this virus undergoes regular changes in its make-up and the new strain present in the community can infect you even if you are immune to other strains. On the other hand, if you are asking about recovery from infection, when you recover you will rid of that strain of flu virus. ...Read more

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How would you know the flu virus is leaving your system?

How would you know the flu virus is leaving your system?

7-10 days: Viral shedding in influenza will usually stop 7 days after the start of illness. In children the viral shedding can be somewhat longer. ...Read more

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Is there a way to completely protect your child(ren) from the flu virus?

No: Yearly vaccinations are the best way although they are not 100% effective. Avoid those people who are infected and frequent hand washings help. ...Read more

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How do people get infected with the flu virus?

How do people get infected with the flu virus?

Many ways: Droplets.Someone coughs or sneezes in your vicinity and you inhale the virus.Hand touching is also a common method of transmission .Hand washing often is the most effective way to slow transmission. ...Read more

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Can u get the flu virus more than once in the season?

Yes: The flu can be caused by different strains of influenza virus. That's why a flu shot has more than one type of attenuated strain. It is possible to get the flu from different viruses, and a flu shot may not protect you from some different strain that you are infected from. So you could get the flu more than once, and from a different strain. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of the flu virus in a 3 year old child?

What are the symptoms of the flu virus in a  3 year old child?

Fever: Fever, cough, sore throat, generally not feeling well, achiness, being around those with flu. We see lots of colds that are actually flu. Kids do well with illnesses when their immune systems are strong. See your child's doctor and see if they rest for the flu if you are worried. ...Read more

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Hi docs, could your body fight off the flu virus without any medical intervention?

Hi docs, could your body fight off the flu virus without any medical intervention?

Yes: Bottom line is that most people (but not all) recover from influenza without medical intervention. Some people do take antiviral medications in the first 48 hours of sx's. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more