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Flu (Definition)

Flu is also known as Influenza. Influenza (aka "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

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Preventing the Flu (Checklist)

Get the flu vaccine
Yearly
Get plenty of sleep
Once
Avoid contact with sick people
Once
Avoid touching your face before washing your hands
Once
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Preventing the Flu (Checklist)

Get your flu shot EVERY SINGLE YEAR as early in the season as you can
Yearly
Wash your hands constantly
Once
Cough and sneeze into your sleeve
Once
Avoid touching your mouth, nose, or eyes with your hands
Once
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Thigh muscles ache/twitch after flu shot 4 days ago. Took blood labs no abnormalities. Neuro test reflexes/strength successfully. Told to rest legs and drink plenty of fluids, in 2 weeks emg. Opinions?

Thigh muscles ache/twitch after flu shot 4 days ago. Took blood labs no abnormalities. Neuro test reflexes/strength successfully. Told to rest legs and drink plenty of fluids, in 2 weeks emg. Opinions?

Sounds accurate: Cannot imagine a neurologic reaction to flu vaccine except that there have been some cases of guillion-barre syndrome (a form of ascending paralysis) associated rarely with vaccinations. The recommendation you received is good as long as you follow up quickly if you are not getting better and definitely if you develop any other symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to get the flu shot while drinking?

It is possible but: I think any shot or treatment etc. Should be with held unless the person is not intoxicated and unable to understand why the shot is being given and cnsent for the same as long as one is drinking and i smell the alcohol i refuse to give flu shot or any other treatment till the person is sober to understand the reason for flu or any other shot or treatment.Only exception is life saving emergency. ...Read more

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Preventing the Flu (Checklist)

Wash your hands often
Once
Avoid others with the flu
Once
Get plenty of sleep
Once
Eat a well-balanced diet
Once
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AST=41,ALT=50;5'10,150#, very active/heavy weight lift, flu shot day b4, MUCH stress, Bilirub=.5, alk phos=55, social drink, no alcohl 4 days b4. ok?

AST=41,ALT=50;5'10,150#, very active/heavy weight lift, flu shot day b4, MUCH stress, Bilirub=.5, alk phos=55, social drink, no alcohl 4 days b4. ok?

Lab data: These labs are essentially normal but this has no meaning outside of the context of the clinical presentation that warranted the labs to be drawn. You should be OK unless there is something you have not told us. ...Read more

Flu Shot (Definition)

It is the trivalent influenza vaccine which contains purified inactivated antigens against viral strains from a ...Read more

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