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Could my flu like symptoms be from getting my getting 8 piercings in one week?

Could my flu like symptoms be from getting my getting 8 piercings in one week?

Possible but: Not likely. Unless any of those site or sites got infected, you should not get flu like symptoms from clean piercings. ...Read more

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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


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I am 26 weeks pregnant with a 100.1 degree temp, at what temp should I be concerned? I have cold, maybe flu like symptoms, did get a flu shot in Oct.

I am 26 weeks pregnant with a 100.1 degree temp, at what temp should I be concerned? I have cold, maybe flu like symptoms, did get a flu shot in Oct.

Sounds like: you may have Flu.....contact your OB-GYN and make sure he/shew is comfortable with the use of Tamaflu ( Your FLU shot is not 100% effective this year with some strains!! You better give your Doctor a "heads up" PS The Baby will be fine as long as you are! ...Read more

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How many bupivacaine injections in the right scaplothoracic region are safe at one time? Is 8 ok? Are flu-like symptoms cause for concern?

How many bupivacaine injections in the right scaplothoracic region are safe at one time? Is 8 ok? Are flu-like symptoms cause for concern?

Depends: You need to discuss the risks/benefits of multiple injections with your doctor. Depending on your condition, doing several injections, if beneficial, may be acceptable despite slightly higher risk. That decision needs to be made mutually in the clinic before the injections. ...Read more

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Why do I get flu-like symptoms a day or two after a major stressor?

Why do I get flu-like symptoms a day or two after a major stressor?

Preventive skills: During times of stress deployment of self managed coping skills can help mitigate the impact of stress on the body. Suggestions include learning relaxation techniques, discussing the stressor with someone close to you, ensuring good sleep, maintaining a level of physical and preferred activity, and ensuring good nutrition. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for flu-like symptoms?

How can I get treatment for flu-like symptoms?

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 more

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Can i get flu like symptoms if i smoke behind a person with a cold?

Smoking not good: In general, anytime you share saliva (spit) with someone who is sick there is a risk of getting an infection. ...Read more

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Experience flu-like symptoms after one of the more intense workouts i've ever done. Is there anything i can do to avoid this after an intense workout?

Experience flu-like symptoms after one of the more intense workouts i've ever done. Is there anything i can do to avoid this after an intense workout?

Fluids: Make sure you get enough fluids. There is some muscle breakdown with extreme workouts, and this builds up in the tissues. It is flushed out through the kidneys, so make sure you are drinking plenty. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you get flu like symptoms from being allergic to eggs?

Can you get flu like symptoms from being allergic to eggs?

No : Flu like symptoms would include fever, chills, body aches and upper respiratory symptoms. These are not typical symptoms of food allergy. ...Read more

Piercing (Definition)

Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which ...Read more