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Please ask questions: Post a question. Adults' over-the-counter medicines for colds may be ok to use if one follows the labels' instructions, stays below maximum doses, and is not using more than one medicine of each type. Fever and pain reducers include acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Cough meds include Robitussin (some people use DM, some avoid it). Decongestants and antihistamines include Claritin-D, Zyrtec-D, etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and headache. While most healthy people suffer few complications from the flu, it can be deadly for pregnant women, babies and children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems. That's why it's so important to get the flu shot to protect yourself ...Read more
Which of the following diseases would you consider to be endemic- sars, aids, flu, influenza or cancer?
Likely unrelated: Only the living nasal flu vaccine is capable of triggering some form of flu like symptoms.The shot is dead material that some can have a reaction to but not an infection.Fever lasting weeks is likely a more significant issue like an ear infection. She needs to see a health professional for proper diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more
If you have Flu: hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed w/n first couple of days of sx’s to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more