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Doctor insights on: Does The Flu Cause Toxic Shock Syndrome

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How can I tell if I have toxic black mold poisoning or the flu?

How can I tell if I have toxic black mold poisoning or the flu?

Black mold: If flu is going around where you leve it is probably the flu. Black mold illness is rare and some forms of black mold are not harmful to humans. Allergic type symptoms may occur from balck mold, especially if you try to clean it up yourself as the spores are large and don't float in the air long. ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

Shock is a condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen & nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


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I'm just wondering, if you've already gotten the flu shot, are you still at risk for guillain-barre syndrome?

I'm just wondering, if you've already gotten the flu shot, are you still at risk for guillain-barre syndrome?

Yes.: There is a risk (though very small) of developing this complication with each season's flu shot. If you have gotten the flu shot in previous years without incident, your risk is probably smaller, but it will never be zero. ...Read more

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I had the flu shot yesterday. Later i learned about guillain-barré syndrome. When does this risk pass? What should I watch for? I am 52, male.

I had the flu shot yesterday. Later i learned about guillain-barré syndrome. When does this risk pass? What should I watch for? I am 52, male.

Go about Life: You will not get guillain barre' from your flu shot. Wow. That is such an extremely rare event that I am amazed you did not worry about the hundred other more common problems from injections such as skin infection. When my patients get all riled up about an internet diagnosis i try to humor them. When you get this paranoid it is time to put the internet away for a day or two. ...Read more

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Should people that once had guillain barre syndrome get the flu vaccine?

Should people that once had guillain barre syndrome get the flu vaccine?

Maybe: There is some association of guillian-barre syndrome with prior immunizations. If the individual with this illness had it precipitated by influenza immunization, would avoid repeating this. If they had not been previously immunized it is not likely this would present a major risk in the future, and influenza can be a very bad illness. ...Read more

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Is Tamiflu (oseltamivir) safe for preventative treatment in a 3 y/o with asthma who was exposed to the flu? Concerned about side effects (Stevens Johnson Syndrome)

Is Tamiflu (oseltamivir) safe for preventative treatment in a 3 y/o with asthma who was exposed to the flu?  Concerned about side effects (Stevens Johnson Syndrome)

Tamiflu (oseltamivir): This is a rare complication as most are... If he has normal liver and kidney function then Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is safer for him than getting the flu. If he is able make sure he gets immunized for flu. ...Read more

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Can the flu shot cause sickness?

Can the flu shot cause sickness?

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 more

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Can orchitis be caused by the flu?

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 more

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What could cause me to keep constantly getting the flu?

What could cause me to keep constantly getting the flu?

Not the flu: You're not constantly getting the flu. Flu come just once a year, and you don't get it twice. What you think of as the flu is probably a cold, and it's normal to get several colds each year...At least two. ...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


Dr. Bonnie Bock
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Toxic Shock Syndrome (Definition)

Toxic shock syndrome is a rare, but serious disease due to a bacterial infection. It is often linked to the use of tampons and various female contraceptives such as the diaphragm. Symptoms often include fever, feeling faint, diarrhea, muscle ...Read more