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Flu 103 Fever
4yr old has flu with fever of 103. she went to the pedi and they prescribed tamiflu.. when should I worry and take her to ER?
Mgt.: If she appears unwell, in respiratory distress, then I would advise the Emergency Dept. For fever control, please administer Ibuprofen and avoid aspirin containing products. After her fever is controlled, she should appear more comfortable. Please provide fluids and keep her well hydrated. ...Read more
Yesterday I had all the typical symptoms of the flu: body aches, fever (103.3), vomiting, etc. Today I feel fine. Did I have the flu or what?
Sound like you had..: Usually flu gets better in 2-3 days. If persists you may need medical attention. ...Read more
My husband had a flu and high fever 103.7F 4 weeks ago, should I wait for some time before trying to conceive? If I get pregnant this month, is there risk of abnormal sperm causing issues to the baby
Should be ok: If he has been back to full good health things should be ok. If he was severely ill, why not wait another month to try to conceive for peace of mind? There is no right or wrong answer to your question, however. ...Read more
Influenza: Like night v day. Meningitis produces headache, stiff neck, nausea, vomiting, alteration in consciousness and cognition along with possible neuropathy, and if bacterial and untreated can be fatal. Influenza is a viral illness that affects multiple organs but is seldom fatal by itself (except for primary flu pneumonia). It can alter immune function and make one open to secondary infections. ...Read more
Behavior/vulnerablty: Newborns have passive protection from their mother against many common viruses but this fades by 3-5 months. After that point, they will experience on average 5-7 respiratory and 1-3 diarrheal illnesses/yr to age 5. As the do they build protective antibodies against similar germs. They are also very oral, touching their mouth with contaminated fingers often. Wash hands often, it improves with age. ...Read more
How can I stop cold/fever/flu right away when I start experiencing mild symptoms so that it doesn't turn into a fully grown disease?
Not uncommon: Fever is a sometimes unpleasant side effect of the flu shot (and most vaccines). Good news is your body's responding appropriately and your immune system is working. If the fever lasts more than 24 hrs or you're having other side effects, it doesn't hurt to let your doc know. Otherwise, it'll go away on its own. Best of luck! ...Read more
Natural reaction: Influenza, a viral infection usually presents with temperatures less than bacterial infections; having said that, fever secondary to viral or bacterial infections is the way the body tries to kill off the pathogen, in effect to kill off ("cooking") the virus or bacteria. ...Read more
Get seen: Per pubmed health, between day 2 and day 4 of the illness, the fever and aches and pains begin to go away. See: http://j. Mp/vh0jka. In young children especially it is important to seek formal medical attention, in person. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. ...Read more
Yes: That can be. May be related to your medicine and frequency. ...Read more
For the Flu:: If you have the 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 NSAIDs. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more
Flu ; cold: If you have the 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 nsaids. Rest a lot! In some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more
Flu: If you have the 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 NSAIDs. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more
Yes: Sometimes the symptoms are mild and lasting less than 24 hours. You are very fortunate ...Read more
None: To be honest with you — none of the listed will cure it faster. It depends on your immune system and the severity of the flu. Both medications and home remedies only give you symptomatic relief. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) has been shown to shorten the flu for about 24 hours, but I've not been impressed with this medication and it is only effective if taken withing the first 24 hours since the onset. ...Read more
Wash hands, a Lot: Enforcing good general hygeine, particularly hand washing, is probably the best way to prevent transmission of viral illess. Other basic measures include avoiding sharing glassware and utensils, toothbrushes, and even avoiding sharing sleeping space with a sick person. Trying to keep everyone healthy includes good nutrition, adequate exercise and sleep habits (yes 7-8 hours for the teenagers, too. ...Read more
Have type a flu, when can I expect the fever to go away. Been taking everything to get it to break?
Influenza: Usually resolves in 1-2 weeks. Cool compresses along with alternating NSAID & tylenol (acetaminophen) every 4-6 hours (if fever over 101º). If symptoms getting worse, or developing difficulty breathing, see doc 2 b checked for pneumonia, which may complicate flu. Advise yearly flu shot for prevention. If other medical problems, see doc as soon as flu symptoms start to get antiviral med. ...Read more
What to do if I have presumably had flu and although I am mostly over the fever and horrible aches etc.?
Hang in there!: For sore throat gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion saline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read more