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Fever Virus Vs Flu
My 3 month old has flu. If he is not running fever anymore could he still pass the virus on to my 5yr old?
Depends on situation: Most of those with the flu will shed the virus in their oral secretions or by cough in droplets for 7-10 days regardless of fever. The use of tamiflu (oseltamivir) will often drop a fever and it has some value in preventing flu when taken by uninfected family members. ...Read more
When I get fever, body pains, etc…, does the fever cause the body pains or does the flu virus cause the body pains?
No pain due to fever: Fever is part of the body's response to infection, mediated by the release of chemicals (cytokines) from inflammatory cells directed against the agent causing infection. The same is at least partially true for the muscle pain, although there may be some breakdown of muscle cells by the virus (myositis). ...Read more
Yes to both.: It very well could be a virus. Influenza, or the flu, is a common virus that can cause these symptoms, and we are still in season for this virus to be going around. It also could be another virus as well. Get plenty of rest and drink fluids to keep hydrated. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen can help reduce the fever. If it is not getting better within a few days, seek medical attention. ...Read more
Had flu-like virus week ago with low appetite,no fever.got period 7 days later and lighter.virus at fault possibly?
Not the virus: directly, but physiological or psychological stress can affect the hormones that regulate your menstrual cycle. Having an occasional late, early or different menstrual period is quite common. I notice that you say you have a low thyroid but I don't see that you're taking any thyroid replacement. Untreated thyroid disorders can also affect menstrual cycles. Dr. Anne ...Read more
My 8 yr old daughter has had a fever for 7 days. Strep, flu, and mono all negative. Doc says just virus. Second opinion?
On Thur I was diagnosed w/ a virus (not flu), had 102.5 temp, headache, body aches. Fever gone yesterday, but yesterday & today I have indigestion?
My body is hurting i have a fever 99.8 I feel very tired feel sick to my stomach I have not have my flu shot yet do you think its some kind of virus?
I had my flu shot a fews weeks ago but my body aches and feel so sick to my stomach and I have the chills on and off fever 99.5 could I have a virus?
I think I have a virus. Terrible knee pain, fever and dizziness. Then 3 days later cold symptoms. My joints ache but knees worst. Had flu shot.
Again, would I have the Flu virus with me getting, or having a fever off, on, with me having the chills, feeling achy, tired, having a sore throat to?
Virus: These symptoms are consistent with influenza or a flu like virus and there is no worthwhile specific treatment except rest, good fluid intake and Tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed. If symptoms worsen instead of showing gradual improvement, consult your physician for evaluation and a throat culture. ...Read more
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Hot and cold sweats, no fever. Nasal congestion and swollen glands green snot and chest mucus also green. Is this the flu or a cold? Or virus?
Yes and no: There are viruses that attack the heart but they tend to be present in the spring. The influenza virus isn't one of them. While the virus itself doesn't cause extra beats, being ill with fever and/or sweating, and/or diarrhea, and/or vomiting, and/or reduced fluid intake and/or disturbed sleep - all can affect your heart rhythm. ...Read more
2yrs son carpooll wit ath 2yrs boy who always have flu everyday, is car purifier/car ioniser/car ozoniser works to protect my son frm d virus?
Flu vaccine: The best ways to prevent illness from influenza virus is to get the flu vaccine every year, avoid direct contact with those who are sick with respiratory infections, and regular hand-washing. I am not aware of any car air purifiers that help to prevent people from getting sick from respiratory viruses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers