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News saying Flu b is now prevalent & more dangerous than Flu a. At the first of the season they said flu a was more severe? Which is it? Have 5 mo old
Vaccinate the family: If a new baby is in the home, it is wisest to vaccinate the family so that family members do not spread flu to the baby. The 2017-2018 flu season in the US began early (in late October instead of late November) and was a bad season. Type A was most common at first, peaked and dropped off. Type B started about a month after Type A started, peaked later, and has dropped off. A baby can catch both. ...Read more
Influenza A is generally worse than influenza B.
Get flu vaccine.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Granddaughter 4, had Influenza A, twice . Just wondering if that will give any immunity to Influenza B? Also what is the chance she gets the flu again
Immunity unlikely: Flu strains are as different as kids dressing up at Halloween. The immunity built to one strain may have some benefit when encountering another, but not in a predictable way. Depending on exposures, you could get flu of any strain every month or two. ...Read more
Diagnosed with Flu B on Friday afternoon via nasal test but no symptoms. On Tamiflu since Fri. When can I go by others? Is a false positive possible?
Yes, now.: Why did you have the test with no symptoms? There is always a false positive possibility, but it is low. Symptoms generally arise 1-4 days after infection and you remain contagious for seven days starting from day 1. You are probably already in the clear. Not clear if tamiflu (oseltamivir) is indicated in your case, but if it has been prescribed take for five days then stop. ...Read more
Ok so I have the influenza B virus had flu shot so has my 5 year old so if she did contract it would symptoms be milder?
MAYBE: Every year a number of flu strains circle the globe and various sites keep track and report their activity. Vaccine makers pick 3-4 strains in early spring to put in the fall shot, based on those with the most activity.Too many strains would weaken the individual strength against each strain.With luck, the vaccine will boost general flu immunity enough to make it mild for those who get it anyway ...Read more
Daughter dx Flu b started tamiflu late tues night, last dose tomorrow, still has fever, leg pains, and a cough at night. What should we do?
Call in for guidance: Tamiflu works best if taken within hours of the first symptoms. It doesn't kill the germs but can slow them down until they die. The leg (calf) pains are common & persistent. Persistent fever & cough may indicate a bit of pneumonia coming on. I'd call for guidance by the doc on call. ...Read more
Work in a physicians office. Tested positive for flu b on nov 6. Felt flushed today and got nervous. Tested positive b again. False positive? no fever
I was diagnosed as having influenza B 4 days ago. I started tamiflu, (oseltamivir) and been having shortness of breath since. Side effect of drug or symptom of flu?
Interesting question: In theory the vaccine have three or four viruses and your flu is just one so it would be a benefit for you to do that to help protect from the others. I haven’t seen an official recommendation for your situation but this would be my thought ...Read more
Hi I have Flu B. Havent eaten to much in a few days, Staying moderatly hydrated. My stomach is like fluttering and dancing and Idk if its my heart or?
Influenza: It is still the 'flu' season (up until April 30th according to the CDC). There can be gastric effects of the flu - nausea and vomiting although more common in children than adults. Flu CAN affect the heart - particularly if you have underlying medical conditions and/or are an older person. With your dehydrated condition, you probably should see a doc to get all of that checked out. Check potassium ...Read more
A sore throat started Thursday afternoon and diagnosed with Flu B on Friday afternoon; started Tamiflu (oseltamivir) Fri @ 5:30pm. When can I be near others again?
5 days: This is our 'isolation' period in the hospital -so if you're around infants/babies, pregnant moms, those who are weakened or elderly, then I would definitely take precautions. If someone has had the flu shot this past season, then they should have some protection - 60% or so according to the CDC. Best to cover coughs and sneezes with the elbow or a big wad of tissues, wash hands frequently, etc. ...Read more
Influenza b 3 weeks ago. Major symptoms are gone but turned into laryngitis for 2 of those wks. Sore throat better, but no voice?! is this normal w/flu?
tested positive for influenza b, and on day 6 of the flu started getting a sore throat, but fever is gone now. Strep test negative. Cause?
On Omnicef 300 my PO bid and Tamiflu 2 capsules daily. Day 6 of omnicef and day five of tamiflu. My tongue is burning, feels large in my mouth and no white coating like thrush I had over a year ago. Pos for Flu B. Do I have thrush? Using inhaler.
Diagnosed w/ Flu B Friday @2pm via nasal test due to minor sore throat. No symptoms since Sat. On Tamiflu since Fri. Still contagious? Flu test wrong?
How serious is Flu type B? My older Bro and his wife got it. But the doctors think that maybe in my brother's case. Can have Dengue.
Flu type b: is typically less severe than type a ...Read more