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Flu like symptoms for past 5 months. Dr.'s issued tests including immunoglobulins, sed rate, cbc; everything is 'normal'. What do I do? I feel awful.

Flu like symptoms for past 5 months. Dr.'s issued tests including immunoglobulins, sed rate, cbc; everything is 'normal'. What do I do? I feel awful.

Flu won't quit: Depends on what symptoms you are experiencing. Have there been any actual documented infections such as sinusitis or pneumonia? If you're experiencing respiratory symptoms my first inclination is that you should have an allergy evaluation. Even systemic flulike symptoms such as fatigue and malaise may be a part of the allergy syndrome. Look for a board certified allergy specialist at aaaai.Org. ...Read more

Complete Blood Count (Definition)

Share on twitter bookmark & share printer-friendly version a complete blood count (CBC) test measures the following: •the number of red blood cells (rbc count) •the number of white blood cells (wbc count) •the total amount of hemoglobin in the blood •the fraction of the blood composed of ...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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What would be the most effective remedy for cure the flu for a 9 month old?

What would be the most effective remedy for cure the flu for a 9 month old?

Symptomatic relief: There is no cure for the flu (or colds). They generally need to run their own course. Keep giving lots of fluids- water, pedialyte, breast milk. Tylenol or Ibuprofen for fever- don't alternate; just pick one. See your doctor if the fever is >101 for more than 2-3 days, your child is vomiting or having excessive diarrhea, a severe cough, or looking sicker. ...Read more

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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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I'm curious as to how long is the flu shot effective?

I'm curious as to how long is the flu shot effective?

Define effective: The flu strains mutate often. Each year the predominant strains change. The flu vaccine is developed yearly using 3 strains that are circulating and already causing flu in so many places that a they are expected to continue.The vaccine stimulate production of antibodies to the included strains that last for years. However, the flu mutates so often, the benefit can be limited to one season. ...Read more

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What's an effective treament for a facial rash caused by the flu?

What's an effective treament for a facial rash caused by the flu?

Flu not the cause: The flu does not cause a facial rash but other viruses may. If it persists, see a dermatologist. ...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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What would be the most effective steps in preventing the spread of the flu in schools?

What would be the most effective steps in preventing the spread of the flu in schools?

See details: Affected students should stay home until completely better. Wash hands frequently. ...Read more

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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

Cbc (Definition)

CBC is also known as complete blood count. CBC stands for complete blood count. This is a lab test that counts the different formed elements- red and white ...Read more

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