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Does The Flu Cause Dehydration
My pap came back unormal i went back to the dr cause i fell sick light headed felling like i can pass out the dr said im dehydrated since then i been drink water and gatorade and no change the same im still dehydrated my body just not accepting the flu
First, : First, your abnormal pap smear wouldn't have anything to do with your dizziness. Your doctor should talk with you about what comes next to deal with this issue. Now, your dizziness could be caused by any number of problems. One way to tell if you're really dehydrated is to check the color of your urine. If you're emptying your bladder several times a day and your urine is pale yellow in color (not dark), you're not dehydrated, and some other explanation for your dizziness must be sought. Anxiety, viral illnesses, anemia, medications or recreational drugs, heart problems, metabolic disorders, and an array of other conditions can cause faintness. If your symptoms don't resolve soon, return to your doctor for reevaluation. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son had the flu for about two weeks! he had to get IV fluids for dehydration! now 16 days later he is still very weak! should I take him back doc?
I got the flu im assuming, started out as a cold quickly turned into a fever & dehydration,dizziness, vomiting & a really bad migraine. ?
Flu Vaccine: Hello I am sorry to hear about you coming down with the flu. I am not sure what you are asking per say but I would advise yourself that you should take annual flu shots in the future to help decrease the chances of coming down with flu. I would advise you to encourage those around you to also take a flu shot now to help improve immunization against the flu that is going round. ...Read more
Do you pass out when dehydrated versus when you have the flu? I have diarreah, chills, low grade fever, nausea, dizziness, hotflash and fainting
When you get a severe case of the flu requiring hospitalization, what are the major complications that cause death? Even in healthy adults.Just curiou
Influenza vaccine: Flu shot side effects may include: slight swelling, redness or pain at vaccination site. If headache, nausea, fever or muscular pain occur they usually resolve within one to two days. You won't get the flu from a flu shot because the virus either contains inactivated virus or doesn't have virus particles in it. Severe side effects are rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Orchitis is inflammation (redness, warmth, tenderness, swelling) of one or both testicles, generally caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Influenza virus (the flu) is one of the viruses that has been reported to occasionally cause orchitis as part of a generalized febrile illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it could: The flu shot has fragments of the h1n1 virus that caused the 2010 pandemic, and is known to produce a robust immune response. In certain cases, it may cause a headache which should go away. If your headache worsens where you feel extremely ill, begin to have neck pain or become confused, it may be something other than the flu shot- see your doctor if this is the case. ...Read more
Analgesics: Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Ibuprofen help with body aches (myalgias), but incompletely effective. If <48hrs, dr. Might give tamiflu. Try a warm bath, vaporizer, lots of fluids, throat lozenges. Influenza is a miserable illness. If you haven't been vaccinated, i'd advise you to get it. There are 3 strains of influenza-so, you could theroretically get influenza 2 more times this season. Ugh! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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