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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?

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

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Fever (Definition)

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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

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

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Flu sym what would fever be?

Flu sym what would fever be?

Part of flu: Fever is a common part of the flu. It is a sign if infection and part of your bodies defense mechanisim. It can also occur with autoimmune disease, cancer, and other diseases. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in a fever or flu?

FLU sxs: Flu symptoms may include fever, sore throat, cough, achiness all over, headache, chills, feeling tired, nasal congestion, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. ...Read more

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Difference between flu and fever vs. Meningitits?

Difference between flu and fever vs. Meningitits?

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

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What's the difference between flu, fever and cold?

What's the difference between flu, fever and cold?

Fever: Fever is an elevation of the body temperature above "normal". "Flu" is an abbreviation for inflluenza (a viral systemic illness). A cold is a viral upper respiratory tract infection often caused by rhinovirus, adenovirus or other viruses. ...Read more

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Which medicine to cure my flu/fever is most effective?

Which medicine to cure my flu/fever is most effective?

Flu: Certain antivirals are useful in influenza but are not otc and must be taken in the first 2 to 3 days. Ask your doc. ...Read more

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Why do children catch flu or fever easily? What is the best way to avoid that? Thanks

Why do children catch flu or fever easily? What is the best way to avoid that? Thanks

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

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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?

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?

Sorry, you can't: This isn't possible. Once a cold or similar upper respiratory infection starts, you're in for the full deal, usually a week or so. You can help reduce symptoms with aspirin, paracetamol, and related drugs, nasal decongestants, etc. But that's about all. Sorry! ...Read more

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Fever 2 days after flu shot?

Fever 2 days after flu shot?

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

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What do I take for a fever from the flu?

What do I take for a fever from the flu?

Antipyretic: A medication such as Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen can lower temperature. If fever persists more than a few days or you have a recurrence of fever or you are getting short of breath or worse instead of better, see your doc. Hope you are better soon! Did you get a flu shot? ...Read more

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Why do we get really high fevers when we have the flu?

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

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How many days of fever can I expect for flu in a 4-year-old?

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

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Cold flu how many days after fever breaks are you contagious?

Influenza: This is highly dependent on the particular virus with which you were infected. Many people call their infection "flu" when it was not truly influenza. Be more specific and rephrase the question. ...Read more

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I have all the symptoms of flu but no fever. What could this be?

I have all the symptoms of flu but no fever. What could this be?

May be a diiferent v: Maybe it is a different virus than the flu virus, but you can have flu without having fever
check it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Please answer! What medicines are best for cold and flu and fever?

Please answer! What medicines are best for cold and flu and fever?

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 NSAID’s. 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

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Can you tell me which medicines are best for cold and flu and fever?

Can you tell me which medicines are best for cold and flu and fever?

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 nsaid’s. 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

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I have had flu/cold for two days now, is there a way to stop fever chills?

I have had flu/cold for two days now, is there a way to stop fever chills?

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 NSAID’s. 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

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What cures illness faster? Such as fever, cold and flu. Medicines or home remedies?

What cures illness faster? Such as fever, cold and flu. Medicines or home remedies?

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

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How can I protect my family from the flu that I have had for 4 days and fever is gone?

How can I protect my family from the flu that I have had for 4 days and fever is gone?

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

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I think I have a fever, but I don't see any cold or flu signs... What seems to be the problem?

I think I have a fever, but I don't see any cold or flu signs... What seems to be the problem?

Not enough info to: Answer you question. Have you actually taken your temperature? Do you truly have a fever? See your doctor. ...Read more

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Have type a flu, when can I expect the fever to go away. Been taking everything to get it to break?

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

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What to do if I have presumably had flu and although I am mostly over the fever and horrible aches etc.?

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