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Can The Flu Virus Cause A Swollen Spleen
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
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
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
I began to be sick all the time just got over the flu virus now I am beginning to have the same symptomd what is w err ong with me?
An acute viral: Disease like the flu virus could decrease your immune capacity, specially if you did not eat well and rested. The symptoms could relapse after an appearant recovery as flu virus or another virus that take the opportunity to attack. Rest, hydrate, eat well and see a physician soon if you haven't. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rest,fluids,soup: The "flu" is a bad bug.We recommend getting vaccinated to prevent this illness.To treat for "free" try increasing fluids , resting (important to prevent spread) and chicken noodle soup.Why? Because if mom, wife, partner makes it for you there is someone trying to make you better and this helps recovery.By the way-where are you seeing flu now? Our surveillance isn't showing this anywhere now. ...Read more
Flu virus : Can live on surfaces for at least 8 hours after contact. Your shedding of the virus usually persist until after the fever has subsided. Once you no longer have a fever, the ability to spread the virus goes down quickly, but the best practice is still to wash your hands frequently during a flu outbreak. ...Read more
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
It may: Sstudies have shown that influenza virus can persist in a viable form on "fomites" (door handles, keyboards, telephones etc., ), for up to 8 hours. That is why we always tell people to wash your hands. Other ways to avoid influenza are to get your vaccine annually, and use hand sanitize when in public to reduce transmission. ...Read more
Is it possible to be imune from the flu virus ? Everyone in my family has had the flu but I have never had the flu.
Yes: You may be immune either from prior exposure without diagnosed infection, or may have previously received vaccine with the same or very similar strain of influenza virus that is affecting your family, or you could have been very cautious and not exposed, or you may have gotten it with minimal symptoms. Recommend yearly vaccination. ...Read more
No other way: It is spread from person to person. ...Read more
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