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Does flu cause a cytokine storm?

Does flu cause a cytokine storm?

May: Cytokines are our body's normal responses to inflammation and are what help to create symptoms of disease. Over-reaction is what is referred to as cytokine storm. ...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


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How can we best protect from avian flu cytokine storms?

How can we best protect from avian flu cytokine storms?

Cannot: Except by not getting influenza or treating it in first day or two. ...Read more

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What causes a persistent cold flu?

What causes a persistent cold flu?

Resistance: Everyone gets colds and flu but symptoms can persist if resistance is low from fatigue , allergies, vitamin deficiency or chronic illnes. ...Read more

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Can flu/colds cause toothaches?

Can flu/colds cause toothaches?

Absolutely: Especially upper back teeth can hurt if your nose is stuffed because the roots of these teeth can abut right up against the inferior border of your sinuses. ...Read more

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Would the flu cause lots of diarreia and frequent falling?

Would the flu cause lots of diarreia and frequent falling?

Most likely: With the flu you tend to get nausea, diarrhea and anorexia. This all leads to dehydration with resultant unsteadiness with standing. Keep drinking fluid! ...Read more

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Can immunosuppressants cause a low body resistance to flu?

Can immunosuppressants cause a low body resistance to flu?

Yes: That is why it is so important for immunocompromised people to get yearly flu shots. Not FluMist as it is a live virus. ...Read more

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Please explain which excatly causes you to die from the flu?

Please explain which excatly causes you to die from the flu?

Influenza Deaths: Deaths related to influenza are due to complications such as: a secondary bacterial infection (like pneumonia) or due to worsening of pre-existing conditions (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure or immunodeficiency, etc.) ...Read more

Cytokine (Definition)

Any of several nonantibody proteins, such as lymphokines, that are released by a cell population on contact with a specific antigen and act as intercellular mediators, as in the generation of an immune response. Compliments of the ...Read more