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Do You Have A Fever With The Flu
Do you always have a fever with flu? Been very sick with sore throat nasal congestion extreme body aches cough and fatigue but never a fever.
Not always: Some people may never have a fever which tends to get higher when the body is mounting maximal attack against the flu virus. Do realize that there may be other explanation for your symptoms especially if they have been present for more than a week. You may need to see your doctor and get some blood work. ...Read more
Yes: First you need to be careful what you are calling the "flu". Many refer to stomach virus causing gastroenteritis as the flu and you may not run much fever with that but the true "flu" is really influenza which is a respiratory disease and almost always causes fever except in the extremely debilitated who may not be able mount much fever in response to a virus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a 102.1 fever with the flu. I was wondering whether it was safe to take NyQuil Severe & Advil?
How long does fever last with the flu. I've been sick 5 days now. Temp is never over 100. So how long does fever usually last. ?
Wash hands, a Lot: Enforcing good general hygeine, particularly hand washing, is probably the best way to prevent transmission of viral illess. Other basic measures include avoiding sharing glassware and utensils, toothbrushes, and even avoiding sharing sleeping space with a sick person. Trying to keep everyone healthy includes good nutrition, adequate exercise and sleep habits (yes 7-8 hours for the teenagers, too. ...Read more
Natural reaction: Influenza, a viral infection usually presents with temperatures less than bacterial infections; having said that, fever secondary to viral or bacterial infections is the way the body tries to kill off the pathogen, in effect to kill off ("cooking") the virus or bacteria. ...Read more
Yes: That can be. May be related to your medicine and frequency. ...Read more
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